Friday, December 16, 2005

Favorite Store-Bought Ornament

We decorate our tree in a traditional style. We like multi-colored lights, garland, and the same ornaments every year. Each of our ornaments has a story associated with it. My parents give the kids an ornament every year. SME's godparents also gave her an ornament for her first 18 Christmases. We also buy the kids an occasional ornament that they find special. We gave SME a tree, lights, star, and garland as a wedding gift. This gave her a touch of home, her first Christmas away from home, complete with her own tree and ornaments. Fortunately she got custody of the tree when she divorced.

The little mouse reading in his matchbox bed is L and my favorite purchased ornament. I got him on sale for $1.99 at Kmart several years ago.


At 12/17/2005 8:26 AM, Blogger Bridget Jones said...

That's how my MOm (and we) do her tree every year too. I keep buying her more stuff for the tree too. The dated ornaments, garlands...hate the lights fights tho so now one poor victim gets put in charge (one of the nephews). It's more of a party than anything else. Love it...

At 12/17/2005 8:43 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Lights HATE us, Bridg! Does your nephew hire out?

At 12/17/2005 8:26 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

That is so sweet. Special ornaments is a neat tradition.

At 12/18/2005 11:27 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Squirl, it takes us a while to decorate our tree. We all start remembering the history of EVERY ornament.


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