Christmas is for collecting

I am *not* a pack rat. In fact, I tend to let the pendulum swing completely the other way, and I get rid of things too quickly. Then I end up feeling regretful. But, when it comes to certain things, I’ve been known to be a hoarder. Stamps for one. Can’t get enough of them. Recipes are another, even though I seem to make the same things for dinner over and over and over again. But my most favorite thing to hoard, er, collect are nutcrackers.

 

The whole family

 

 

My newest additions. The hula girl is *awesome*.

 

The classic...

 

...and the not so classic.

Weird, I know. But I got my first one years ago, and I can’t seem to get enough. My husband was tolerating at first, but now has been infected by this crazy need to collect nutcrackers. We both scour the stores come the holidays to see what cool new addition we can add to the family. We’ve even passed this craze on to our children for a Christmas inheritance. It’s pathetic, really.

 

I know I’m not alone, though, in the holiday hoarding. What do you collect?  Snowmen? Santas? Snowglobes? Fruitcakes? Anything goes, right? Merry Christmas and happy collecting!

p.s. I’m announcing a new giveaway from Third Eye Artisans on Monday! Be sure to check back and enter to win some goodness!

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December 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . All About Me, Family, Hands Full Creations, Uncategorized.

2 Comments

  1. Lindsi replied:

    I have an addiction to collecting recipes too… I also have a secret desire to steal your cookbook or recipe box. You might not want to leave it in plain sight when I visit.

  2. Rheanna replied:

    As you know, i too have a sickness for nutcrackers…although mine has been rather rudely curtailed by the fact that i live in an apartment. i have recently added a military guy in camoflauge and an Air Force one in a flight suit. its a sickness really. i also collect old books, any military memorabilia and dolls

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