My Christmas Tree

When it comes to Christmas, the most important decoration in my house, is my Christmas tree. Before I lived with Roger, I didn't really put up more than that, because it took a lot of time. Roger puts a lot of time and energy on decorating the outside, works on the advent wreath and lights inside the house.

 
I love Christmas Trees and what everybody put on their Trees. For me, the ornaments say so much about our years of adventures and memories we hold dear. Here are a few or my favorite ornaments from my Christmas Tree.

I love snowflakes on my Christmas tree, I have many of them, in many colors and materials.


I don't know why, but I also have a lot of Santas.



I have this picture from 2006, when we spent our first Christmas without my Mom, she was in Mexico with my grandma. I had to make Christmas dinner that year, it was scary, but turned out ok.


There is also a few hand painted ornaments from my son's years in Pre-K.



I have a set of baby booties from Mexico. My mom brought them for my son when he was 2 weeks old. He wore them one day, threw up on them, and didn't fit in them the following week. The booties are vomit-free, I promise. This booties were not made to be an ornament, but I just loved them so much, and thought they would look amazing hanging on the tree. This is the only thing I have from when he was a baby, his father kept all his clothes and toys.


I joke that I have a bit of Rehoboth DE in my tree, because I made an ornament from sand and shells from their beach.

I am supposed to make one from Sand from Florida, but Roger threw out the sand I brought with me from our last trip.

In the picture below are a few of my favorites, Penn State Ornament, Boyd's Bear (my sons' Grandma gave it to me), and our Starbucks ornament.


My favorite snowflake
 
My tribute to Harry Potter, a Snowy Owl I call Hedwig

And Last, an ornament dedicated to my doggy, Cordelia. She now lives with her grandparents, but I still put her ornament on my tree.



Tired of looking at my Christmas tree yet?
What is your favorite type of ornament?
Any ornament with a family story?
Have you made any ornaments?
Which is your Favorite ornament?


And my Christmas Song for today.
 
 

Comments

  1. Aww I love this post! I agree, there are so many ornaments that tell a story or bring up a favorite memory. I have to say that I have so many ornaments now (and most of them were bought just because they "match", that I haven't bought any ornaments in years. I guess I will only have memories from years past and not be making any new ones..lol.

    I love that you used the booties as an ornament! That's so special!

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    1. Thank you! I gave up with finding matching ornaments, it just didn't feel like something I could get into.

      sometimes, items that you were not expecting work so well for ornaments!

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  2. It's beautiful. <3 Callum wrecks our Christmas decorations, so we can't put our sentimental ones up on the tree quite yet. Maybe when he gets a bit older.

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    1. My son used to wreck our Christmas tree when he was little! So the bottom was all the soft ornaments that we didn't care about and that he could play with.

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  3. I love how personalized your Xmas tree ornaments are and how they have so much symbolism! My favorites are the baby booties, the Rehoboth sand/shells, and the Penn State ornament. So festive!!!

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    1. Thank you Emily! Those are all took some work, but I love seeing them on the tree!

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  4. Awwwww, the booties are precious :)
    I love your tree! I still have not decorated...I have gone many years with no tree, not sure if it'll happen this year.
    That is nice Roger helps out and does a lot of it!

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    1. Hey! No Christmas tree, less to clean up after the holiday and less to store!

      He goes all out for Christmas, he loves the holiday!

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  5. Wow you have a lot of special ornaments. I am she the ones from your son are priceless! :)

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    1. Thank you! that is one of my favorites!

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  6. Awww I love your Hedwig owl! :)

    Your tree looks beautiful and I looove that so many of the ornaments have special meanings. I remember as a child all of the ornaments on the tree had memories tied to them, but as an adult I never started my own collection. I'd like to though! Never too late to start, right?! :)

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    1. It's never too late to start at all! and you can decorate with anything you want!

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  7. I have a lot of Santas too. Not sure why. I also have an ornament from just about everywhere I traveled. Which means I have a lot of ornaments on my tree!

    Now I need to get moving on Christmas...

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    1. Do the santas secretly sneak into our houses?

      I love traveling ornaments! we don't have enough of them!

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  8. The tree usually goes up in my parent's house. I haven't put one up in years between the fact I don't have a lot of people that come by to see it and then there are the cats. My favorite ornament is a glass bulb that has a picture of me inside when I was like 2-3. I keep telling my mom that I am going to steal it one year, but it's her favorite too. Not sure if we are going to do a tree this year as we are out of town.

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    1. It is so much easier to not have a tree! and just enjoy other's Christmas trees! less clean up !!

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