Everyone has traditions this time of year. Some old. Some new. But each and every one of them gives you meaning and clarity. It’s a time to celebrate and reminisce on years’ past.
Early in our relationship, my husband and I found we had one thing (and one thing only – I kid!!) in common: traveling. We loved getting in the car or on a plane and traveling to as many new places as we could together. We tried new foods, stayed in places I’d never dream of and most importantly bonded through the ups and the downs.
But it wasn’t until we bought a home of our own when we began collecting Christmas ornaments on our travels.
And now, over a decade later, we have so many memories hanging on our tree.
It’s the best tradition we could have ever started together.
I must admit, I may grudge when it’s time to trim the tree (who else hates putting lights on the tree?), but if your ornaments having meaning then it turns out to be no work at all.
Our memories begin to play right in front of my eyes as I find that perfect branch to hang the ornament.
Here’s a little peek at the special ones:
You know what we still need to work on, though? Local ornaments! We have none. Isn’t that funny? There are so many great places here in the Columbia River Gorge and we have nothing to represent that.
Looks like we have a lot of work to do this coming year.
Tell us, what’s your favorite Christmas ornament tradition?