Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Forty years

This is one of the first tree ornaments that I owned, and I still have it. Now it's forty years old. It came from that famous greeting card store, the one you go to "when you care enough to send the very best." Today I searched for the ornament online and surprisingly found it for sale on two sites. I saw one on Ebay for $8.95. On an ornament dealer site it's listed for $75.00. I don't remember what I paid for it in 1980, but I'll bet it was less than $10.00.

My 1980 acrylic wreath, forty years later.

Apparently, people collect these things. According to Wikipedia, the greeting card company in question started making dated ornaments in 1973.


  1. I'd like to see a proper funeral wreath marking the end of 2020, something which really deserves celebrating.

  2. SG's sister had started us on collecting ornaments from THAT place by sending us one from each of her two sons every Christmas. So, we started buying for ourselves and collecting sets. It was actually very entertaining and I was told some of the sets would be worth a fortune. A retirement investment! Yeah, sure. We gave them all to Goodwill before we moved here... except for the ones from our nephews.

  3. It’s good to keep good things for a long time.

  4. how lovely
    I don't have any ornaments with dates on them and I wish I did for those milestone years.

  5. And... there's probably an FB group for that LOL

  6. Happy belated birthday, Walt! I love the picture above! You have such a great eye for detail and look at all the starbursts! Lovely!

  7. Happy birthday, Walt.
    Also, what Raybeard said.

  8. raybeard, I think many would agree with you.

    mitch, yup. Forty years and I could get somewhere between 9 and 75 bucks!

    bettyann, it's nice to be able to.

    michael, I know what you mean.

    judy, I'll bet you're right!

    elgee, thanks!

    emm, thank you!


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