Our Family Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Our family room Christmas trees is like a trip down memory lane. It’s a true hodge podge of ornaments and lit with my favorite colored lights.  Some years, when I have more time, I have a smaller tree I put in the living room that has the white lights and “pretty” ornaments on it.  While it is a beautiful tree, it’s just not the same.

Every ornament has a story, so opening the ornament boxes always sparks lively conversation about a place we’ve been to, the places we’ve lived, a favorite childhood ornament, or what may have happened that year.  Here’s some of what’s on our tree:

We have a year ornament with our names on it for every year.  Started out as just the 2 of us, now we are 5 and a dog. 

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Christmas ornament

I try to remember to get an ornament from all the places we’ve visited and vacations we’ve taken.  Brings back memories!

Christmas ornament

Christmas ornament

The kids’ each got one of these the year the White Sox won the World Series.

Christmas ornament

Remembering placers we’ve lived.  Sorry Philadelphia, we missed you somehow.

Christmas ornament

Christmas ornamant

Of course, when you get a pet, there’s all kinds of ornaments to collect now.

Christmas ornament

There are gifts from the kids, knowing my favorite things…

Christmas ornament

…and handmade gifts from friends.

Christmas ornament

Childhood ornaments of the kids’ favorite things that year.

Christmas ornament

Lastly, there’s the anticipation of what this year’s ornament additions to the tree will be.

Christmas ornament

Here’s hoping your Christmas is also filled with wonderful memories.

6 responses to “Our Family Christmas Tree

  1. That’s also one of our traditions,at least one ornament from places we’ve been. Lovely tree! Merry Christmas!

  2. It is one of my favorite things to do every year , decorate the tree and relive all the memories the ornaments bring. Santa brought an ornament or two every year in the kids stockings and were kept separate for them to put on. When they moved out they each had a full box of ornaments ( or memories) to start their tree with.

    • That’s a great idea. I’m not going to like packing up their ornaments for them to take, but that was always the plan. My tree will look quite bare.

  3. Great tree! We also have ornaments with much sentimental value.

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