Every year, I skim through Christmas magazines and admire the elegant, tastefully decorated trees in them.
“Someday,” I think, “I’ll have a gorgeous tree with matching bulbs and ornaments just like that.”
But then December comes and I pull the crates of ornaments from the attic.
Unwrapping each carefully packed item brings back fond thoughts of good times past. There’s a story behind each one: the various sports my son played and his favorite things during different “phases” (Wizard of Oz, Ninja Turtles, Magic Schoolbus, Power Rangers, etc.), vacations, our first computer, our kayaks, gift ornaments from friends…
The ornaments don’t match — and to someone else, they may seem like a hodgepodge of junk — but the memories evoked from an eclectic Christmas tree are beautiful to me.
Holiday blog posts:
Unique Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Adult Advent Calendar Gift Ideas
More Adult Advent Gift Ideas
Record Child’s Holiday Experiences in a Christmas Memories Book
Memories of Holiday Mishaps
December Daily – a Fun Way to Document the Holidays
Fun Christmas Gifts and Activities
Super Simple: How to Make a Pine Christmas Wreath in 45 Minutes
How to Host a Fun Girlfriends Wreath-Making Party
Money-Saving Christmas Gift #1 – Extend-your-Beauty Cosmetic Tool
Money-Saving Christmas Gift #2 – Zip-It Drain Cleaner
Christmas Jumbo Wiggle Eyes: Cute Holiday Decoration Adds Pizzazz
Make an Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Less Than $5
Favorite Childhood Christmas Memories
Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Women who Have Everything
Singing Christmas Trees: Sappy but Mesmerizing
The Joy of Blinging Out with Christmas Jewelry
Holiday Observation #1
Holiday Observation #2
Awsome Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Clothes and Accessories
Yikes! When Did Ugly Sweater Christmas Parties Start?