11 July 2004

Sleigh Bells Ring...

...in the distance, anyway.

We attended the preview of the 2004 Hallmark Christmas Ornament line today. (Hey, it's a summer Sunday; what can I say? The only good place to walk is inside.) Of course, turns out the ornaments I like best this year are the animated variety, including a darling Noah's Ark and Santa's Workshop. They also have Herbie the Love Bug and a new Nature's Sketchbook bird ornament based on Marjolein Bastin's art--it has chickadees on it, which means I'm committed. I love her birds and I adore chickadees; they have such "attitudes"! James has already bought me the chickadee and the English robin sculptures based on Bastin's artwork.

James, of course, wants this year's airplane, which is a Spartan.