Our only "Black Friday" shopping today was for Christmas ornaments. First stop, Hallmark, a longstanding tradition, for each girl to pick out a favorite for the tree. Next stop, World Market, where we have very good luck finding Asian-themed ornaments for our Touch of China Christmas Tree. The photo, above, shows our haul. All the ornaments, except Po, came from World Market.
Po, as a baby from Kung Fu Panda 2, in the radish box he was abandoned in and then found in, came from Hallmark. Hmmmm, what an interesting choice to commemorate that scene in an ornament. And Zoe was immediately drawn to it in the store. Part of it is that she likes pandas, but she also said it reminded her of China, where she was found in a box, and I've written before of how that box is important to her. So now we have an ornament on our tree to commemorate abandonment. Weird, but Zoe's choice.
Maya's favorite new ornaments, one that says China on it and one that's the Chinese lucky cat:
Zoe's favorite new ones, Po and a glittery purple pagoda:
It makes for a mixed-up tree, with ornamental nods to France (Mimi's home country), music, ballet, kids' artwork, family, and China, but it's our own!