Mom and Me: Magical Memories!
I love how the smallest things come with the fondest memories—especially around this time of year.
I was 10 years old when I bought my Mom the Christmas Tree pin with money I made raking leaves.
Every December since, Mom has worn it proudly on her lapel.
I bought it at Lazarus Department Store at Eastland in Columbus, Ohio.
I remember the sales lady told me my mom was awfully lucky to be getting it as a gift.
It’s just a piece of costume jewelry but she always gets compliments on it. Mom says some people even think the glittering “jewels” are authentic—diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
No—but it is priceless to mom and me!
And I have a Christmas mouse pin. It’s so cute, the head is on a spring so it flops around.
And yep, Mom gave it to me when I was just five years old. I’ve always loved it and did wear it to school when I was younger—but then, I guess I got too cool for it.
Well, I’m breaking him out again for the first time in years.
Christmas is special to me for things like this—not expensive gifts but small things that make a big impact on my life.
Oh, one more thing—today I gave mom a pair of Christmas tree earrings—just $10!! So, our tradition of giving gifts with small price tags, yet big impacts-- continues.
Are there small things like this in your life that mean the world to you around the holidays? You know, something you’ve received, gave or maybe something you see every year that brings back so many memories?
Tell me about it below---no matter how small—I want to hear about it!
Pics out of order and forgot one— wish we could change them— swipe to see mom! Those pics needed a filter due to her white blouse! Mother!!🤪
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