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The rat angel and other ornament stories

By Daphne Sashin, CNN
updated 11:48 AM EST, Mon December 24, 2012
"Yes, our Christmas tree angel is a rat. Our first apartment had a rodent problem, and I thought maybe a felted patron saint would protect us (and our tree)." -- Lila King (@lilacina), Senior Director for Social News at CNN "Yes, our Christmas tree angel is a rat. Our first apartment had a rodent problem, and I thought maybe a felted patron saint would protect us (and our tree)." -- Lila King (@lilacina), Senior Director for Social News at CNN
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The rat angel
Popsicle sleds
Tigger and Poo
Barfight Santa
That headband
DIY topper
Kindergarten treasure
Office-supply Santa
The traveling tree
A home on the tree
Class project
So many mementoes
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(CNN) -- Every Christmas tree ornament has a story to tell. CNN iReport invited Instagram followers (including some of our own producers) to share their photos of treasured holiday keepsakes.

What's your ornament story? If you're on Instagram, tag your photos #myornamentstory and tell us why the ornament is meaningful to you. You can also upload your photos on CNNiReport.com at our "Christmas where you live" assignment.

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