What will happen with your ornaments down the road?

Posted by: beaglebabes

What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 03:32 AM

Last night my hubby said all my ornaments would be thrown away when I am gone. I just about cringed!
Posted by: Heidi

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 07:07 AM

Frankly, that is not my problem. smile I have a granddaughter that will want some of them. A few series like crayola, both daughters have a sentimental attachment to. The rest will be sold or donated. I am getting rid of some, slowly. I'm not ready to dump them on the market yet. If they were trashed, I'd come back to haunt them. I am struggling with my mom's estate now and have been actually thinking about this.
Posted by: pxsrdh

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 08:17 AM

My family knows to donate my collectibles to thrift stores when Iím gone or throw
them away. It really doesnít worry me. Iím just enjoying them in the here and now.
Posted by: carstairs38

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 11:28 AM

Probably be sold for less than the few rare ones I have are worth. Hopefully, some collector will enjoy the bargain they get.
Posted by: lindafay

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 12:13 PM

My son is not as avid collector as I am, but he does collect also. So he is aware of any with any value. And, I know there will be some that he wants. And he can do whatever he want to with the others.

Linda
Posted by: susan in florida

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 05:22 PM

Won't matter to me.

Once I am gone.
Posted by: Sue Ann

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 05:52 PM

I have a large amount of angel ornaments. I told my family to have a table at my funeral luncheon and any one who wishes could take one home as a remembrance.
Posted by: JerseyVike

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 08:02 PM

Asking someone what's going to happen to your ornaments once your gone, right before another Ornament Premiere is like asking someone if you have a burial plot right before you have surgery.
Posted by: Dr. Redbird

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/27/20 10:11 PM

If Clara Johnson Scroggins could have her ornaments go in an estate sale at some bargain basement prices, that is good enough for me, too.
Posted by: happytocollect

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/28/20 01:44 PM

The joke at my house is that they will put a plastic tote in the front yard and put $1.00 each sale tag on them! They do this to see me cringe. Luckily my kids know how much I enjoy my ornaments and Christmas, so I gather they will divide and then either sell or donate. My local club sponsors Ronald McDonald house so they could donate what they don't want to the house.
Posted by: Qui-gon Grin

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/28/20 04:33 PM

This must be the most upbeat topic ever!
Posted by: SamIam

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/29/20 09:24 PM

It wonít matter to me, I will enjoy them now. When I find ornaments at estate sales or yard sales, thrift stores and I can tell they were part of a larger collection; I think to myself I hope I can provide a could home to it and enjoy them. The joke in my house; is that they will have a big bonfire!! My son is 20 and collects a bit, my daughter has a few special ones but overall thinks I am crazy. I have enough friends and even younger people who have seen my house at Christmas and know I would want all the ornaments to bring someone else joy is all that matters to me. I collapse my boxes and kept them basically by year in totes. My daughterís best friend says that they will have the biggest game of ďMemoryĒ and match up the boxes to the ornaments with several bottles of wine.. I told her I donít want to miss that.. so we will all have to do it together someday when I am ready to downsize.. but for now like someone said above I donít think about it during premiere, debut, open house, after christmas sales, clearance sales in January, yard sales, estate sales, or weekly trips to Goodwill!! ( or when they come out at Kohls)
Posted by: Nancy C. in Shawnee, KS

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 06/29/20 10:09 PM

I'm going to make a list of specific series or other ornaments and who I want them to go to. That will go with my will.

I'm going to tell them if they break up my series I'm coming back. I suspect most of them know I'm serious about that part. I don't make idle threats.
Posted by: KittyKat

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 07/02/20 12:07 PM

I have also been asked what will happen to my precious ornaments when I'm gone. My kids tell me they are going to give them out every Halloween until they are gone. One of two things will happen. The kids will stop coming because they don't want them. Or......The parents will start lining up to collect them. Either way it's a win for them. As for me.....I just tell them that's their problem not mine when I'm gone and until I'm gone they should just enjoy seeing my face light up every time I get a new one. Life is about enjoying it while your above ground and not under it. I just love the look on their faces when I tell them I'm looking forward to this year's ornament premiere. LMAO
Posted by: sugarshadow

Re: What will happen with your ornaments down the road? - 07/09/20 05:16 PM

mine will probably be donated...I'm told I should sell them, but i don't want to... I still put up my trees and I'm not going anywhere soon...