Oh, Christmas Tree!

Cherished Memories on a Tree


Last year, I threw out an idea to my kids…

“What if this year, we decorate the Christmas tree without our regular ornaments?”

I thought the roof would blow off the house!

No way, no how!

Then it dawned on me…those are our memories on that tree…

Christmas tree

Every year when I drag out the box of ornaments, the kids will help me put them on the tree. Granted, they don’t last long, but they do start looking through the box, pulling out their baby’s first Christmas…

Christmas ornament

 their favorite one from when they were little…

Christmas ornament

the ones they played with like they were toys…

Christmas Ornament

the ones that remind them of their favorite Twilight books…

Christmas ornament

their favorite hobby…

Christmas Ornament

or one of their favorite characters from childhood…

Christmas Ornament

…looking at them and reminiscing.

Each ornament represents a special time and once a year, we get to re-live that moment, if only for a short while.

Christmas ornament

Our tree celebrates the spirit of Christmas…

Christmas Tree

It holds our cherished memories upon its branches allowing us to celebrate our lives spent together as a family…

Christmas Tree

Happy Holidays!

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  1. Hi Leslie! I had the same thoughts when I put up our tree. I often think of setting different tree themes and buying all new ornaments but then I pull out the boxes and each ornament holds a special memory that I don’t want to part with.

    Nice post.

    • Thanks Jillian! As a decorator, I want to have a beautifully coordinated tree that fits so well with my home decor, but as a mom I know it’s more important to make it special for my family. Maybe I should just get another tree and then I could satisfy both sides! Have a great weekend!

  2. I absolutely love it! I enjoyed putting the ornaments on the other day and remembering the memories attached to it! So fun and special!

  3. I love it, Leslie! Those memories are precious!

  4. Lovely post Leslie, and it’s true when they get older it will be even more meaningful. Thanks for linking up!

    • Thank you Doreen! You are absolutely right! I know that some of my fondest memories are of going to my grandmother’s and looking at all of “my” ornaments! Have a great day!

  5. this is simple gorgeus! i loove your tree!
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  6. I love your tree! It is so fun and festive and family ornaments are so important!
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    • Thank you so much Trisha! I stopped by and paid you a visit and your tree is gorgeous! Love the colors and the abundance of the decorations! Happy Holidays!

  7. Thank you Kim! I really appreciate your kind words! I’m heading over to visit you! Happy Holidays!

  8. Hello! I found your party by way of someone else and I am linking up some posts! i linked up my 19 Christmas Trees! Thanks for hosting!



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