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Ornaments of Hope: Show us your ornaments and share the stories behind them!

Ornaments often have stories and sentimental value behind them. Here at WZDX News, we want to hear the stories behind your ornaments!

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — In a time of uncertainty during the pandemic, Christmas tree ornaments are a beacon of hope.

Ornaments often have stories and sentimental value behind them. Here at WZDX News, we want to hear the stories behind your ornaments! Text us pictures of your ornaments and the stories behind them to 256-382-2692!

Some of the WZDX family have shared the stories behind the ornaments they chose to share.

Bob Boyer's Heart Ornament:

8 years ago I had a heart transplant. A year or so afterward I was able to meet my donor’s mom and family. Sherry Bowles and I have been able to become great friends over the years.

I found this ornament at a Christmas shop in Gatlinburg earlier this year before all the Covid happened and had two identical personalized ornaments made, one for my tree and one for Miss Sherry’s Tree.

The verse on the front is very important to me. “I will honor Christmas in my heart” is uttered by Ebenezer Scrooge after his reclamation in the Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol”.

At least once, and often a few times each Christmas season I read the novel and I have most every copy of all the movies.  It’s a powerful tale to me in that it speaks of how we all can change.

Christmas and New Year's are often times for resolutions. Ever since my heart transplant, I have resolved to go with the flow and not let life get me down.

It’s been very hard to do this lately but I think it’s more important now than ever.  Jarred Bowles’ heart beats in me and connects me to my second family every day and gives me hope.

I hope you can connect with your family in the coming holidays no matter how hard that may be to do.

Conner Board's Moose Ornament:

When I was living in Idaho, my parents visited me and we went to Jackson, Wyoming for the weekend. It was very special since I don't get to see them a lot! It was actually a work trip because I was doing Olympics coverage of some skiers there, but we made it into a family trip. It was snowy and magical! We went through Grand Teton National Park and we were in the Jackson Town Square for the lighting of the Christmas trees. Santa even came by on a fire truck! My mom loves Christmas and my dad loves the mountains, so it was pretty neat to be there during the Christmas celebrations.