2020 Christmas Ornament

In our household, it has become a tradition for my kids to receive ornaments at the beginning of December to represent the year in some way.

I saw a tiny, fluffy white owl that I immediately knew my daughter would love. It really didn’t have much to do with 2020, but I didn’t want to look for a Covid-19 ornament, as festive as that might have been.

Like so many of us can attest to, what we see on a store website does not always translate into what actually appears at our doorstep in a box. This tiny, fluffy white owl ended up being GINORMOUS (the size of a large hand) with wide, somewhat disproportionate googly eyes, giving it the overall appearance of a very anxious if not clinically crazed large owl. The picture below fails to do it any justice.

I considered tossing it and ordering something else for my daughter, but I knew she would appreciate it. She loves all creatures no matter what they look like, and when she saw this not-so-little white ball of fluff with huge googly eyes she said: “It’s perfect for 2020.”

After my initial shock over its appearance faded, I took some time to look more deeply at this ornament and started to empathize with this poor creature. I think it reflects what we all feel, deep down, which is wanting to display some semblance of put-togetherness while feeling a bit unhinged, anxious, and confused.

I definitely feel your pain, Christmas ornament!

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

7 thoughts on “2020 Christmas Ornament

  1. Perfectly representative πŸ˜‚! My only ornament this year (we also get new ones for each year EXCEPT this awful one) was a little lights and sounds original NES from Hallmark, ha.

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    1. 😁 That sounds pretty fabulous and fitting! My son’s ornament was a door with a wreath, because he likes architecture. Little did I know that would be fitting for 2020 tooo! πŸ˜‚

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      1. Groan….right! 😭 I am tempted to order the little green 2020 dumpster that has the light up flames in it but…I don’t know. I think that would be embracing too much reality. I’m not sure I’m exactly into the nostalgia of the past year πŸ˜’

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      2. A green dumpster ornament with light up flames exists for 2020? 😲 I think this year will be like the 13th floor in skyscrapers that doesn’t exist even though technically it’s there …

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