Last year I told you guys about a Christmas tree ornament tradition that my family has had since I was born.
I have a collection of ornaments from every year I have been alive. This collection is probably one of my most prized possessions. Each represents a different time in my life, a job, a hobby, an interest, an occasion. I can literally tell my whole life story by displaying my ornaments each year.
So I wanted to share a few current favorites. There are too many to share them all and it would take all day so here are a few that I truly adore:
Paul proposed to me in a boat he built (click that link to read the story). That year, he built this boat ornament.
My sister had a Bake Your Day ornament made last year. I adore this one!
My mom gave me the “Angel of the Kitchen” Willow Tree Angel last year. We love Willow Trees!
My mom had an “engagement” ornament made the year that Paul and I got engaged!
The first Christmas that Paul and I spent together, he bought me my first KitchenAid Mixer because I asked for it, that year, my mom bought me the mixer ornament!
I’m a coffee lover. There are at least three coffee cup ornaments on our tree.
My sister and I have matching porcelain ballet slippers and white shoes; they have our names on the bottom and I have purchased the same white shoes for my two nephews; if I ever have a niece, she’ll be getting these slippers.
Sushi. Our favorite date night. I don’t buy many ornaments for myself but I couldn’t pass this one up.
I’m looking forward to seeing the ornaments that I receive this year. I already have all of my ornaments purchased and ready to hand over to family members. I truly love this tradition!
What are your favorite holiday traditions? Do you have any ornaments which you adore?