Not one of the glitzy-er decorations on the tree, but I keep it around, because 1. it is virtually unbreakable, 2. I did the wood burned designs on it when I was 13 years old or so (Girl Scout craft) and 3. being wood, it has an old fashioned appeal.
The first Victorian ornaments were paper.
I bet the second ones were made of wood!
Why my name has an "h" in it?
To Canadians and Europeans, it is THE spelling of that name.
To everyone else I explain, "it's the French spelling".
I was born in Belgium, in a Catholic hospital and the nuns automatically spelled my name that way on the certificate.
Funny that I married someone named Thompson,
where the "h" is also silent!