Sunday, December 23, 2012

Virtual Advent Tour

When my husband and I first married (December 5th 1998) we didn't have tons of money for a fancy Christmas tree and decorations - especially not so soon after the wedding.  But we thought it would be fun if we bought one really nice Christmas decoration every year, so that eventually, we would be able to get rid of all the cheap decorations and have a lovely set of decorations which would one day maybe become something of a family heirloom to pass to any children we would have.  

The first year, the special decoration was our Christmas angel for the top of the tree.  

Some years there have been more than one fancy decoration. Some years they haven't been quite as special as others.

This year, was a special one for my son (technically it is his, as I gave it to him but it will be on our tree for a while yet I suppose).  

Not all of our decorations are beautiful and perfect.  Having a 9 year old means that we also have some hand made decorations from school art projects but they all make a home on our tree.  

It's a tree filled with Christmas memories and that's what makes it special to us.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

What Christmas traditions do you have in your family


Marg said...

I try to buy a new ornament every year, but this year I didn't even put up the tree let alone buy ornaments!

Your tree looks lovely!

Thanks for sharing with us as part of the tour.

Kaetrin said...

Thank you Marg :) We went away last year and didn't put up our tree either, so I understand you not putting up yours this year!

Mean Fat Old Bat said...

Oh, that's lovely. I like Christmas trees that are decorated in memories that way. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Kaetrin said...

@MFOB - thank you!

We did have a lovely day. It's Christmas with my side of the family today so it hasn't ended yet!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas too. :)