“Every Ornament Has Its Place” is a story that celebrates our love of our favorite Christmas ornaments and explores what happens when an eight-year-old boy, Matt, can't find his the night the Christmas tree is brought into his home. What Matt learns is that he believes in Christmas spirit and that it is better to give than to receive.
"Then the big moment finally arrives. My dad says 'I believe that's the last box, boys. You can start now.' My brothers quickly and enthusiastically open the boxes, and they reveal beautiful and homemade and new and old and odd and favorite ornaments. The boys quickly grab the ornaments, except no one notices me searching frantically for the mouse in the rocket ship. Where is he? Where is he? Where is he? Where is he? I think over and over as I frantically search."