Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Favorite Ornaments

A couple of years ago, I shared some of my favorite ornaments. We've acquired quite a few new ornaments since then, so I thought I'd share some more. I love putting up our tree each year. It's so fun to remember the stories behind the ornaments and think about the people who gave them to us.

Darby's parents send us an ornament each year, and they are always so perfect and personalized. Last year, John and Debby made these adorable Scrabble ornaments.

And this year, we got this cute one. I love it. It reminds me of home.

A couple of years ago, Hannah started a tradition of giving us all ornaments as part of our Christmas gift. She said she will continue "until she gets tired of it or forgets." Ha! This is the one she gave me last year. We're suckers for gifts with "sisters" quotes on them.

On our honeymoon, I started a tradition of buying an ornament for every trip Darby and I go on. However, that has proven a little difficult in practice. So, our collection of trip ornaments is a little incomplete. I did find this one to commemorate our first-ever camping trip in September.

I hope we never have an "elegant" tree. I love our mismatched collection of meaningful ornaments.


Sallie said...

Cute ornaments. I didn't remember the one from Hannah. Can't wait to see you guys--won't be long now!

Mary Kay said...

That is what our tree is...always has been...and I love it! It is a memory tree...full of ornaments that remind me of activities we did as a family, places we went to, etc. It is a story tree!!! I love your tradition too!

Mica said...

I love the idea of getting ornaments from trips and vacations, except I am already behind. Oops....

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Anonymous said...

i love the scrabble ornaments!