On the positive side I have nice reminders of her all the time and at this time it's these two ornaments. Inexpensive, simple not fancy but full of memories that ring every year when I get them out. My mom was a Pic n' Save addict, she loved that store and all it had to offer. I remember taking her there when se visited me and rolling of the eyes was a constant thing I did.... oh mom, that is junk..! Well these ornaments came from there, and while at the time I didn't do a song and dance when she got them, I knew inside I liked them.... yeah,, get them, they are cute and will look nice. The little red house she gave to me before she passed away, I basically said when you don't want that I want it... llevatelo mija (take it honey). The tree I took after she passed away, it had most meaning to me than to my siblings... I remember the day we got them, what store, how much, and where we went for lunch after we shopped.
Looking at them they do look like the $1.49 item we bought, but for me looking at them and going back to the many memories of every Christmas with her, they are priceless.
I hope your Christmas is full of wonderful memories with those you love, Merry Christmas!