Behr was an integral part of putting up our Christmas tree this year.
It took me about a week to realize our "missing" ornaments were still packed in those decorative snowman boxes - out on display and hidden right before my eyes.
One of our favorite traditions is collecting ornaments from our year's significant events and travels.
This helps us remain thankful for our blessings and reminds us of all we have to celebrate.
Behr's first ornament and his handprint ornament (below)
A Maryland blue crab
A hand painted wedding ornament that was given to us by dear friends.
British Royal Guardsman (teddy bear) from Windsor Castle.
Shrimping Boat from Louisiana
White House Ornaments from each year we have been married.
The Light House from Hilton Head Island, where we honeymooned.
Big Ben, another symbol of our love for London.
"S" for our family name.
And finally the gift that keeps on giving, Christmas Cards.
Until this year, they have found their home on my fridge and around my kitchen. But with a budding chef who likes to make a mess < and is about to celebrate his second birthday! > I needed a new home. Our front/only closet doors, which were retrofitted with twine and a bit of masking tape, now proudly display our loved ones.
I am still testing ideas for how to put good use to the gallon zip lock bags full of cards of years past.
They mean so much, how do I throw them away?
Of course, our newest traditions, our advent calendar and nativity set are no where to be found among the hundreds of pictures I have taken since Thanksgiving. But you can read more about our advent celebrations here.
What are your traditions? Do they involve decorating, baking, caroling, traveling? Or something completely untraditional? I would love to hear what you hold onto and cannot wait to see a peek into your homes this Christmas season!
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