Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays. Wherever you are and whatever your beliefs, may you, your family and friends find some of the ever-elusive peace on earth and goodwill toward men in the new year.
A year ago I wrote it is our custom to buy Christmas ornaments as souvenirs. They are easy to pack, bring back pleasant memories and don’t require dusting the rest of the year. One post last year featured U.S. ornaments and another featured international ornaments.
Today I would like to share some of this year’s additions. If no ornament is available, sometimes we buy a key chain and turn it into an ornament. In honor of the U.S. Park Service’s 100th anniversary, we picked up 19 pins in parks we visited. But pins don’t hang well on a Christmas tree, so we attached them to ribbons. Rather than bore you with all 19, I have attached a photo of just one ribbon featuring four of the five Utah National parks.
We wish you a wonderful new year filled with pleasant adventures.
Ray and Alie
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