Once again, Kelly and Marg are hosting the annual Virtual Advent Tour for bloggers. There’s still time to sign up for the month, so if you have something holiday-inspired that you’d like to share, go sign up!!
This is my fourth year participating and I wasn’t sure what to post about until I was hanging ornaments and decided that would be a perfect place to start. In the past I’ve told you about my Annual Family Bake Day, Making new traditions and my Christmas Quilt, and showed you pictures of my Christmas Village. This year I’m excited to give you a glimpse of our Christmas tree.
Eight years ago when Scott and I bought our first Christmas tree, I knew I wanted my Christmas tree to feel like the one that I grew up with–with lots of unique ornaments that represent our lives and that conjure up memories. Since these types of ornaments take time to collect, we headed to Target and bought the giant bin of red ornaments as filler. It was a pretty pitiful tree that year, but nine seasons later our tree definitely feels like home.
There are ornaments that show where we are from
There are the ornaments that show our school allegiances
And those that celebrate our wedding and togetherness
There are many ornaments that show our journeys around the world
Some of my favorites are the homemade gems, especially this ornament from Grandma
Some show the things that we love
Some represent the important parts of our life
And some show the new arrivals and life changes
I wish I could show you so many more and of course there are still many many empty branches for the years to come. I have a feeling that we’ll be making room for some of those inevitable handmade ornaments from the little hands in our family.
I love the look of elegant and beautiful Christmas trees, but I love that ours reflects little pieces of who we are.
Do you have any favorite Christmas ornaments on your tree?