Friday, December 22, 2017

A Month of Faves: Reppin' The Holidays

I've come to dread bringing out the Christmas decorations. It's so much work and no matter how much I think I'm cutting back, it can still seem overwhelming. And it never looks like one of the lovely homes in magazines or even on Pinterest.

Still, bringing out the Christmas decorations is also bringing out memories. Here are a few of the ornaments on our tree that make me happy.

From left to right, top to bottom:
One of the first decorations my parents had on their Christmas trees which was given to me as part of a shower present when we got married; the bride and groom were given to us by dear family friends the first Christmas after we were married; the Empire State building commemorates our honeymoon that included a stop in New York City; Mr. Jeremy Fisher who is one of the hundreds of frogs I've collected in my life; a Danish paper ornament represents my Danish heritage; one of the Santa collection my boys have been given over the years; one of the angel ornaments Miss H has been given at Christmas's past; and, finally, each of the kids has a wooden candy cane which are always some of the first ornaments on the tree.


  1. Beautiful ornaments. My daughter and I buy two new ones every year to replace beloved ones that have fallen apart or been damaged in some way while in storage but this year we had so many we picked a few to leave off.

  2. Beautiful ornaments! Our tree is full of the same sort of cherished decorations, many of which I've had since I was a small child. Lots of great memories hanging on that Christmas tree!

  3. It's a good tradition to decorate your Christmas tree with ornaments that are meaningful to you and bring back happy memories. We'll have the majority of our close family coming to visit, but it would be even better to have the rest with us although it's not practical for them to travel. Of course we think of the Italian relations in Italy, but look forward to seeing them in the new year. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.