Sunday, December 12, 2010
The kids put up the christmas tree last night. We got our tree the day after thanksgiving.
It was a cheapie tree for 9.99.
But once it is decorated - it's priceless!
I really enjoy pulling out the box of ornaments and looking at them every year.
They are a story of our lives together.
Some of the ornaments are vintage glass ornaments from the 50's and 60's- from my childhood (yes I am dating myself)
My mom gave them to me when I moved out on my own for my first tree.
Then, every year, I look for a special ornament for that year. It has to be special, because it is 'that years ornament'. It can be something cute, something I had never seen before - but it has to catch my eye and is annointed 'that years ornament".
Early in my career I made ornaments at Christmas and sold them so I could have spending money at Christmas. Some of those from each year are in the box too.
As I had my children, they got or made an ornament every year too. They range from dinosaurs when my son was small to handprints, santas, decorated balls,
to my favorite - a post it note on a paper clip that says "we love you jesus, happy birthday"
I also have ornaments that friends have made and given me. They too, have special meaning.
This is why I like bringing out the box of ornaments every year and remembering when and where each ornament has come from through our lives :)