When Ray and Nori were celebrating their first Christmas, Sid and Selma decided to stop putting up a tree. Mom and Dad were the beneficiaries of the decorations. These two ornaments came to me. They aren't old enough to be original to Sid and Selma's early Christmases. Nonetheless, they are special to me as it is a holiday connection the Sid and Selma.
I don't know about you, but we seem to have certain places on the tree were certain ornaments get hung year after year. These two are always hung at my eye level, probably done to protect them from little boy's hands. They survived a crash. We had a small Burmese cat who thought it would be a good idea to climb the tree. Over the tree went, Mark was sure he'd find a dead cat under it. We always have a fresh cut tree at least 12 feet tall. No dead cat and these precious ornaments survived the fall. Here is the picture of one of the "survivors". Even with his broken ear, the Mouse King, is special to us as it reminds us of that Christmas.
Here is one more treasure. This one is really old and came from my Great Grandmother Lillian Slocumbe Jewitt.
Be sure you document the treasure you hang on your tree.