Our Fun Christmas Tradition

By Wednesday, December 23, 2015 , ,

My family is really into Christmas ornaments and has been as long as I can remember. Ever since my siblings and I were born, we’ve all received an ornament each year before Christmas, so we have quite the collections at this point. And whenever we travel somewhere fun or notable, a Christmas ornament is usually the souvenir my mom buys. I’ve grown to really appreciate this tradition in our family because the ornament collections that have grown from it are now extremely telling of the people to whom they belong. My brother’s consists of trains, my sister’s of cats, and mine of angels, books, and literary characters (are you surprised?). I love that I can look at our tree now and see so much of each family member. I can learn about them and their stories from the ornaments they’ve received over the years. And I know even a mild observer would know a few important things about me after looking at my collection. Here are a few of my favorites from over the years. 

The March Girls
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy from Little Women. Still one of my favorite books, and these sweet ornaments still charm me when I pull them out every year.

From left to right: Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy. There's actual velvet and lace on their clothes!

Holiday Angels
Each angel is supposed to represent some aspect of the holiday season. This series took me through some of middle school and all of high school I believe! I love the elegance of them. 

Around the World Angels
Perfect for the travel bug in me. I was sold when I saw that the first one in the series was for Ireland. Since then, there’s been one for Germany, England, America, and Mexico. 
The Ireland angel, as is likely evident. And yes, that is an ornament of Aubie in a graduation cap and gown in the background there.

And while we’re at it, I have to throw in this one for good measure. A sweet friend of mine took to crafting last year and did a number of bookish decor items that I fell in love with. This glass ball covered in snippets of Pride and Prejudice pages was too good to pass up.

And in the background there, you can see one of the ornaments in my series of children's nursery rhyme book ornaments! It was my very first collection. My interests clearly haven't changed much since then. How glad I am that I was introduced to the importance of a good story early on. 

Do you have special ornaments for your Christmas tree? What are fun traditions you do at Christmas?

Merry Christmas, dear readers! I'm thankful for you!

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