Beauty Of Memory – Christmas Ornaments

Memory comes rushing at us in all directions sometimes and I think the holiday season is one of those times. We find memories in all sorts of places and things – a song (or a complete series of songs), an experience, a decoration, a smell, or more. Some of the things that bring back the most memories for me, and makes new memories every year that I cherish, is our ornaments.

Our tree goes up when everyone is home and can help. We get it up and check lights. Getting the lights on is always an adventure and we laugh and enjoy it. Then we bring out the ornament box. We have ornaments from when At Home Dad and I were tiny wee ones and we have ornaments that we have bought since last Christmas. Each ornament is a memory – a place visited, a time together, someone we love, a book we enjoy, and it just goes on and on. It is too hard to name a favorite ornament and we are constantly adding to them.

Every year we add an ornament for the girls and try to make it something special. We add the girls’ initials and the year to each ornament added to the collection. This makes each one special.

When At Home Dad and I got married, we were blessed with two boxes of Christmas ornaments – one from each of our parents of ornament from different times of our childhoods. Many were handmade. Some were purchased. All were special and each year the girls ask about each one and enjoy hearing the recall of the time or place. I love sharing that, too. We will be passing the girls’ ornaments onto them when they are adults and decorating their own places. A tradition too special to skip.

So, what are some of the favorites?

This post is being linked up with the Homeschool Review Crew weekly blogging/social media challenge.

Lori, At Home.

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9 thoughts on “Beauty Of Memory – Christmas Ornaments

  1. Charlotte December 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm Reply

    I love that both sets of your parents gifted you with a box of ornaments which tell a story each year. Lovely memories!

  2. Teresa December 10, 2020 at 11:19 pm Reply

    I love how you are building memories of childhood for them to take with them. Beautiful!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome December 11, 2020 at 9:47 am Reply

      Thank you. It is very special and we are thankful to have the opportunity.

  3. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) December 11, 2020 at 10:43 am Reply

    i love the memories ornaments can back. It’s good to chat about them isn’t it?

  4. Yvonne December 11, 2020 at 11:17 am Reply

    Oh, that is so lovely that you have ornaments from when you were young. I still go to my mom’s to look for my first Christmas ornament. Sometimes she leaves it out so I can put it on the tree myself. I’m 40 and I still love doing that, but what’s sweeter is she knows that I enjoy that part.

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