Over these ornaments we invoke blessing
The blessing of love and of memory
Of laughter and of loneliness
The blessing of joy
The blessing of small hands with eager fingers
Who crafted paper wonders
and of skilled hands
that stitched and shaped reminders of their care.
We invoke blessing,
through these fragile, lovely things
reminders of our fragile, lovely lives
and of You whose life is mingled with our own.
Through these small things
We invoke blessing.
May it be carried through these ornaments
and through our stories,
shining or rough,
into our homes and hearts this Christmas.