Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Ruby Tuesday

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Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without these Three Kings/Wise men. They have always been part of our family Christmas decorations for as long as I can remember - my mother knew how much I loved them so gave them to me as a gift a few years ago. My mother and I worked out last night that they must be at least 45 years old and they are still going strong!!! They are rather faded but amongst all the other glittering and sparkling decoration they still remain my favourites.

Christmas Gift Suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."
Oren Arnold

10 comments:

Michael said...

Hi. I read on your blog you are in the Salvation Army. In my BB company we gave selecion boxes to the Salvation Army to give to children for Christmas.

Judith said...

Hi Michael - Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for giving selection boxes to The Salvation Army. At The SA here in Barking we have the scouts, cubs and beavers and they did a fantastic disco the other evening for everyone to attend.

Jientje said...

How nice of your mother to give them as a present to you!! They don't look 45 years old to me!! My God, that's six years younger than I am!! Wow!

Pia K said...

Thanks for stopping by my Ruby Tuesday post. These three wise men are really nice and I love the way they've been around for so many years, that's precious indeed.

Carletta said...

These are wonderful!
Ornaments that have memories are always the best - even a little faded.
I love these.

Thanks for your visit today and Happy Holidays!

Ralph said...

The wise men are ideal decorations: they, like us, were looking for and found the Messiah. They never go ut of style...

The poem is nice, the best gifts are the kind that cost nothing, yet mean the most and are timeless

Judith said...

Thank you Jientje, Pia K, Carletta and Ralph for popping by and leaving your encouraging comments. Judith

Jan said...

I love these, how great your mother parted with them.

Gattina said...

They are very cute !

Dianne said...

they look very good for 45 :)

they're beautiful - I love ornaments with history