Posts Tagged ‘yule’

Holiday ornaments, 2017-2020

And we thought 2016 was a dumpster-fire of a year…

In 2017, our old kitty-boy Fuzzy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It took less than two weeks before deciding that a kitty-less home was unacceptable, and we adopted a new kitty-boy, Geo (the name his previous people gave the shelter, and none of us came up with an alternative). Or, as he’s more commonly called, Boo. In retrospect, we probably should have named him Chewey. 😉 (No photo yet, since I still haven’t made a photo of him to fit in the ornament.)

For 2018, we picked up a Spider-Man ornament somewhere and decided to call it good. Again, no photo yet.

2019 ornament

2019: It wasn’t all bad…


2019: Custom “It wasn’t all bad…” ornament from Etsy (JustFollowYourArt).


2020: Another Etsy ornament, “A Year to Remember Forget” (LovelyCuteStudio). The year was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 ornament 1

2020: A Year to Forget

2020 ornament 2

2020: A Year to Forget

Holiday ornaments, 2013-2016

Another catch-up post.

2013: The scroll-work is from the header image for Roland’s “Weaver’s Knight” story, to commemorate his web serial.


2014: Cinnamon stick bundle with brass bell (photo pending). The bell reminded me of a string of “Bells of Sarna” that hung in the house for most of my childhood. Mom had had emergency heart surgery earlier in the year, so when I saw this one at Dragonmarsh it seemed a good ornament for the year.


2015: None of us could think of anything remarkable for the year, but I didn’t want to skip it. So, I went as plain as I could manage — black text in Times New Roman.


2016: It was tempting to go with the popular Dumpster Fire for this year, but instead we went a little more subtle. I couldn’t find a weeping Statue of Liberty, and all of the “Weeping Angel” versions of the statue were snarling, so we just went with a Weeping Angel.

Holiday ornaments, 2009-2012

When we went to set up the tree this year, I realized I hadn’t made notes for the last few ornaments! So, here they are.

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Holiday Cheer

Another category is being added to the Relics: Humor :-). Over time I will be taking emails that I’ve collected over the years and posting them here, dated when I received the original unless otherwise noted. That way, I can share the joy instead of having these things buried in my email archives. They will all be categorized as “humor” and tagged with whatever else applies, like “cats” or “yule” or such. Enjoy!

Holiday ornaments, 2006,2007,2008 update


(crossposting to morgan_gw and morgan_gw2)

As we decorated the tree last night, Dylan realized he was a few years behind on ornaments. Today, we took steps to remedy that, ordering three ornaments from CafePress. I turn the keyboard over to Roland for the explanations…

Courtesy cut…

Holiday ornaments, 2008

And finally…2008’s holiday ornaments (crossposting to morgan_gw and morgan_gw2):

2008 ornament
Gold heart, purchased while on our belated honeymoon (aka our garlic-moon) in February, at the Heart Beat of Big Sur. It’s kind of hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like a heavy glass.

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Holiday ornaments, 2007

2007 ornament
2007’s holiday ornament (text copied from my Yule Stuff post on LiveJournal):

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Holiday ornaments, 2006

2006’s holiday ornament: Let The People Rule Ornament

2006 ornament
The Democratic party retook Congress. That didn’t turn out as well as we’d hoped, but at least it blunted the single-party rule we’d had for years.

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Holiday ornaments, 2005

2005’s holiday ornament: Silver star with phoenix rising (formerly at elfwood.com/art/m/e/meghanann/phoenix_rising_forbritt.jpg.html, by Meg Davenport) — hope is returning :-).

2005 ornament
Also, purple and gold magic wand, since the colors are Mardi Gras-ish, as a Katrina memorial (photo pending).

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Holiday ornaments, 2004

2004’s holiday ornament: “Hope” red velvet pillow

2004 ornament
After a year of campaigning and putting energy into social change, and being…disappointed…on election day, this one just jumped out at us. Perhaps a bit prophetic? 😉

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