From now until Christmas, I will be sharing my favourite ornaments and their stories every Tuesday and Saturday! I collect ornaments of all kinds- our tree is not a cohesive set of ornaments, bought to be one picture but rather a mish-mash of ornaments that are all over the place but each tell their own story. The ornaments that I will be sharing are ornaments that have a unique story or a special meaning to me, and I hope that you enjoy them!
If anyone knows anything of Canadian culture and history, it’s often the red maple leaf, and the navy, yellow, red, and green stripes of the Hudson Bay blankets. Although HBC is now owned by an American company, it is still a quintessentially Canadian company that embodies our hardy spirit and fur trade history in those bold stripes. My Nutcracker fascination shows no bounds; mugs, ornaments, books, movies, tote bags, t-shirts, socks, EVERYTHING NUTCRACKER! So, when my parents gave me this ornament a few years ago, I was so excited! The meeting point of HBC history and the Nutcracker is a perfect ornament for me, and it is so striking against the dark Christmas tree. (It also goes perfectly with the HBC throw that is on our couch in the living room.) Wood ornaments are also super durable and lasting!
Do you have all matching ornaments, or unique individuals?