I am so excited to bring back my ornament of the day posts. I know that they are niche and possibly even silly, but they make me quite happy, and I’m trying to focus on what makes me happy! In 2018, you can find any ornament that you want. Retro 1980s fuzzy bear? Yes! Glass blown orbs? Of course. Holiday gnomes? They are everywhere this year. But I love that I have my own personal ornament collection, and that every one of them tells their own story. So today, here is the first ornament of the day for Blogmas 2018!
In case you didn’t see it, I’ve got a really short post on the history of Christmas trees- I know that everyone likes to say that Prince Albert introduced them but he can’t take credit for them! However, I do believe that much of our decorating habits do stem from the British Royal Family, including our use of ornaments.
For my newer readers, I am an alumnae member of my sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta. I have been a member for over 9 years already, and am currently serving as an advisor to my undergraduate chapter. Alpha Gam is incredibly important to me, still plays a large role in my life, and has led to me making some of my best friends! And while Alpha Gam can be quite a serious and meaningful topic for me, there are also some lighthearted and goofy aspects that I embrace. And those include squirrels…
The Alpha Gamma Delta mascot is the squirrel. Skirious the Squirrel, if I am being specific. And I’ve got 14 squirrels at last count that live on our tree. I’ve got all sorts of squirrels, cloth and plaid and wood and pottery, and they are all named Skirious. When I have Alpha Gams over during the holiday season, I tend to have them play “How Many Squirrels Are on the Tree?”, just for entertainment. I love this squirrel in particular, because it has such a classic look. Also, the sheer tenacity of clinging to that acorn haha!