Every year, the bloggers have the opportunity to participate in an ornament exchange, in which we draw names Secret Santa-style, and everyone gets an ornament with the likeness of their moniker. And well ... mine is a hyena. Hyenas are not known for being cute animals. In fact, once upon a time in 2011, a few other engaged bees were talking about getting bouquet charms made of their monikers, so I did an Etsy search for hyenas. All that turned up was artwork depicting ugly creatures with blood dripping from their teeth. Not very festive, for weddings or the holidays.
So for the past three years, I have been surprised and delighted that my fellow bloggers have been able to take a not-so-cute animal and find or create the CUTEST ornaments EVER.
Christmas 2011, from Mrs. Mouse
Christmas 2012, from Mrs. Cinnamon Bun
This year's ornament came in the mail on Wednesday, and I squealed when I opened it. Matt chose that second to come home from work, and I basically ran at him like LOOK HOW CUTE MY NEW HYENA IS!
Christmas 2013, from Mrs. Macarons
My three little hyenas make me so happy. Matt is slightly concerned that someday we will have an entire tree full of them, but I have no problem with that. :)
What are your favorite Christmas decorations?