I share family memorabilia with each member of the family.
This year each grandchild got a Hummel figurine, a Radko ornament and a piece of my red souvenir glass collection.
I try to match these things to the recipient but if I can’t find a connection they still get one.
Heidi received a sparkly red shoes ornament. When the girls were young they loved to wear the sparkly shoes I had for them to dress up.
Blake’s red souvenir glass says Minneapolis, MN since he works in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Stephanie received a piece of red glass from Union, Ia. She is from Iowa.
Jessica’s Hummel features two little girls. She has always treasured her girlfriends.
Jeff’s red glass says Raymond, which was my mothers brothers name. Uncle Ray was the one responsible to the car collecting gene in our family!
Nick’s Hummel is holding a bottle of German wine. We have a strong German heritage.
Kierstin is studying her red souvenir glass.
Jared is looking at his ornament.
Cooper was again impressed with his red glass. It is from the World’s Fair 1898. He also received a similar one last year and couldn’t believe how old it was.
Julie’s Radko ornament was a large pineapple.
When I was organizing pictures this past summer I put together a book of pictures for Jeff. They were a big hit with his family.
Of course I also did a book for Greg. His family also enjoyed it. Of course he gave me a hard time since Jeff’s book was bigger!
I took all the pictures on this post with my new iPhone 6s camera. They look so much better on the phone. I edited them but I still am disappointed that they don’t look as good as the ones I take with my camera. I am wondering if I am missing something?
Other than giving Dana her gifts when I see her, that is all for Christmas 2014.