Police and fire ornaments are available for purchase.
Backstoppers, a group which helps families whose loved one made "the ultimate sacrifice for our safety" sells holiday ornaments each year. The ornaments cost $9 each and come with a list of money-saving coupons. Susan King, the widow of University City Police Sgt. Mike King, has provided information on the Backstoppers' 2012 fund raising holiday ornament sale. If you would like to purchase an ornament contact Janet Carter, the University City Fire Department Executive Secretary, at 314-505-8591. For more information about Backstoppers check out www.backstoppers.org.
What's Christmas without a moose hanging on your tree?
For most families, decorating the Christmas tree is a personal exercise. Branches are filled with kid's ornaments made through the year at school, or items that carry a sentimental value. Some ornaments reflect the decorator's personality or interests, like the glass pickle that hangs on the tree, or the golf ball ornament that has a cherished place each year. If you're looking for something other than those boring glass balls, or the Christmas bells to adorn your tree, here's a selection of odd and unusual things at Walmart to hang on the tree this year: What about your Christmas tree? Do you have any treasured ornaments that make an appearance each year? Please share by using the "comments" button below.