Christmas Traditions

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is putting up the tree (and I'll admit. mine was up before Thanksgiving).

From December 2009
In my family, we had the tradition of collecting a new ornament each year as we were growing up. Then when we get married or move out, we have some ornaments to hang on our own tree. The ornament selected usually corresponded to a major event that happened that year. For example:

This was an ornament we got last year (2008) because we spent Christmas in DisneyWorld.

From December 2009
We bought this ornament in Venice (2007) to represent the year we visited Italy.

From December 2009
This is Wade's new ornament for the year. He LOVES phones and is such a chatterbox when he gets his hands on one. We thought it was fitting.

From December 2009

What are some of your favorite traditions?


Christianne said...

I love this idea and I have seen it on a few blogs. I can't believe the ornaments you can find out there. In our family we exchange handmade ornaments with each other - so we make one for everyone and exchange. It has been fun so far - it is a new tradition

Kaulana and Nicole said...

We have that same tradition! Except we started it when we got married. But each year we get an ornament to correspond to that year too. It's fun.

Lacee Herbert said...

Hi Jen,
Can I get your address please? I hope all is well with you guys! I love Wade's phone ornament.... how cute! You can leave it on my blog or email me at Thanks!!!

Sunkissed Sister said...

We don't have any traditions but I am eager to start some, now that this is our first boogers christmas.

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