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My Christmas Tree is Filled With Aliens, Robots and Monsters

By LaReeca Rucker

The way you decorate your Christmas tree says a lot about your personality, as do the ornaments that we choose to adorn it. More than 20 years ago, I began collecting and making my own ornaments at Christmastime. I try to make and buy a few new ornaments every year to add to my collection.

I started with porcelain cherubs, leaving some white and decorating others. Then I bought traditional Christmas balls and covered them in glitter, back when you couldn’t find glittery decorations like them. I have also made ornaments for my tree that feature pictures of my late pets.

In the last few years, I have taken an annual trip to Hobby Lobby to select ornaments that I like. I also look in Walmart, Fred’s and other local dollar stores. Tomorrow, I plan to attend two Christmas craft events and search for more interesting ornaments to add to my collection.


Monster ornament found at Hobby Lobby.

There are a few things that I am fond of and always on the look out for – aliens, robots and monsters. Luckily, I found a few of each last year, and I’ll keep my eye out for them tomorrow. I might even craft a monster ornament of my own this year since I haven’t decided exactly what I’ll try to make as a new addition.

Do you collect specific ornaments for your tree? If so, I’d love to hear about them. Email me at






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