I am not a collector, but…
every year I would look for a special ornament with the date on it.
In 1984, Shannon and I walked to the Hallmark Store uptown, and we found this little pink Victorian House. Little did I know that it was going to become the first of many.
Without even making that request, the shop owner has always held one back for me. Then as soon as school let out for Christmas, Shannon and I would look forward to walking uptown to pick it up.
Today I unwrapped this year’s ornament, and set it down next to the original.
I have promised her the collection.
And now here is the proof of that promise in print, (or rather “digital ink”.)