So, yes, the dog ate the Christmas star. I’ll admit that I almost cried. These sort of things have been known to temporarily shatter my Christmas calm, because I really enjoy the memories that come out with the traditions every year. The very first thing we put on the top of our Christmas tree 14 years ago was a picture of Sonja on Santa’s lap. I figured that was close enough to an angel to please tradition. It continued until 2007 and we were sent a 3-D star Julekort from our cousins in Denmark. That topped the tree until this year.
I was in a bit of a dilemma. I mean, sure, I could probably pick up a star for the top of the tree at any store, but it would just be a replacement and not have any significant anything to thrill me when I put it on the tree. I was sure that every time I saw it, I would think, “Thanks, dog, for eating the other star. Not.”
I had to take a trip back to MCC to pick up more kit bags, and since they run Ten Thousand Villages, I thought I would just do a quick browse while right there. And yes, they had a tree star, a tin one made in India, and it is now on the top of the tree. And every time I see it, I will remember the year that Elena decided to go all Christmas elf on me, and I will remember the MCC kit Christmas.
That’s more than memorable enough for me!