To my UTTER JOY AND DELIGHT, my manfriend comes complete with a massive collection of Christmas Ornaments that he’s been collecting since birth, receiving one each year on Christmas eve from his parents. Sifting through them, we answered the age old question: Ornaments: WHY? Other than the obvious answer, WHY NOT? there is also this: an ornament represents the year in which it was purchased or received. The tiny mouse perched on the block of wooden cheese holds all of your memories in its paws.