We’ve received more ornaments from families since I last reported. Our tree is now filled with so much new sentimentality, whimsy and so many stories, thanks to you all!
With every package that arrived, we all gathered and opened the ornaments together and read the stories or notes inside. One family even sent a bird for the tree (a fabulous, well loved one!), which was perfect because it was our tradition to have our “Christmas budgie” who was lost with all of the rest of ours. We loved reading the stories and seeing what people sent!
There have been handmade, child-made, brand new and well loved, from as far away as Australia. Two mothers sent ornaments from their own grandmothers. We adore them all and I can’t stop smiling when I see our tree now!
Thank you to Kim, Claire, Jessie, Melissa, Eva, Jennifer, Lonni and families!
Here’s an updated collage of the most recent additions…
I’ve decided that from now on I collect ornaments. I plan to get some when we travel and for new memories. We also plan to leave the tree up for a while still, and keep making new ornaments and decorating it with any more that come in.
I can’t thank you enough for helping to turn out loss into such a happy new collection!
I’ll post an update of the final totals and donate in honor of Zev soon.