Several years ago, I was walking, with my son, down the Christmas decoration aisle at Walgreens, when there, in front of me were silver ICICLES for the Christmas tree. My son was like, "What are those?" WHAT???? OMG! I had failed as a parent! ;-)

He asked, "You actually used those to decorate your Christmas tree?" He then laughed. He couldn't IMAGINE using them. After I told him the story of putting them on the tree one at a time and then taking them off one at a time, he was really happy that our tree isn't covered in them. lol

Although, I never used them on my grown-up Christmas trees, I have a special place in my heart for the icicles. My mom loved them, therefore, they will always a part of my beloved Christmas memories.

Even though I cursed them under my breath as a child, as an adult, they bring tears to eyes and a warmth to my heart. :-)