We have amassed a collection of ornaments from years of Christmas together and places we have traveled, but if I was starting fresh, these would be some that I would consider.
Star Tree Topper // Lobster // Sequin Ornaments // Gnome // Trio of Penguins // Glittered Dove // Mercury Glass (six) // Ship // Hedgehog // First Christmas Mouse // Zeolite // Whale // Bird and Feeder // Moose
How did you acquire your collection of ornaments?
Were they handed down to you?
Collected by your parents or given as gifts?
Mementos from your travels?
As a child, my family attended a Christmas party with a parting gift of an ornament for each guest. They were beautifully painted wood nutcrackers, snowmen and sleighs. Each year there was a different assortment to choose from. I remember loving this tradition and hoping someday to do something similar. However I don't throw a huge annual Christmas party, and never appreciated the great cost of this tradition. Instead, perhaps I will give my sons an ornament each year, for their own collection to someday take with them to their own homes. Thankfully I have plenty of time to think about it!
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