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New holiday ornaments tradition

November 28th, 2007 at 10:54 am

We have a box of so-so cheap ornaments.
The really beautiful ones are very expensive to buy. (around $30 each - and you need a lot of them) I feel too guilty to do it.

I think we should start a new tradition of buying 1-2 really beautiful ornaments each year, and slowly building the family collection.

We'll remember which ornament we got which year, and if we have kids, we'll have a beautiful tree. (and leave the collection to them.)

6 Responses to “New holiday ornaments tradition”

  1. db1974 Says:

    We try to just buy one ornament a year and write the year somewhere on it. We try to get an ornament that will remind us of something big that happened that year. One year we had a plastic duck because that was the year DH decided to buy a dozen ducks through the mail and we raised them in our tiny apartment. That was a joy! This year, we'll get something with a house theme since we bought our first house in JUly.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I really like making ornaments. Here's an idea:

    Get wood cutouts at Michaels (they are a quarter), in the shape of a stocking, tree, snowman, there are many. Do you have any little pots of craft paint? Or cover with leftover wrapping paper or fabric glued on. Edge with ribbon, yarn, buttons; do you have anything in your sewing box? Put a little photo of your family, pet, last year's vacation in the middle. Glue on a hanging string.

    Your kids will be making loads of items in school each year. Save room on the tree for those.

  3. koppur Says:

    Whenever someone in my family travels anywhere (even if it is just into the city to a museum or something) we always get an ornament for the tree. This way, we can look at them and say "Remember when...?" Now that us kids are all grown up, we get ornaments for ourselves as well as our parents. My Mums and Dad have ornaments from all over the world: England, Scotland, Texas, Hungary, Budapest, the Carribbean, Bermuda, Canada, New England, etc. It's like a personal scrap book we get to look at every year.

  4. scfr Says:

    We add ornaments to our collection to commemorate places we have visited or special events in the year (getting married, new house, new dog, etc). Decorating the tree is a joy; each ornament brings back happy (or sometimes bittersweet) memories. Ours aren't necessarily expensive ornaments, but they mean a lot to us ... well, at least to me ... DH thinks the whole business is a bit sappy but bless his heart he tolerates it and tells me the tree looks great. Smile

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    i do this too. each year i buy one special ornament for the tree but i have a secret: i buy after christmas. the special ones are usually left with some nice designs but they are usually 20% of what they were before christmas.

    I also buy a special ornament or two when i travel for my memories of that trip.

  6. terri77 Says:

    I love ornaments. I can't stop myself! I love the cute ice skates you have pictured. I have a few skating ornaments as I'm a figure skating fan.

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