Every year, or almost every, one of our Christmas traditions is to get each of the kids a new Christmas ornament. It could be $1.00. It could be $15 but we get them a new one each year except for the 2 that we just didn’t have money for any extras.
This year I did not think about ornaments until this week. Okay, who am I kidding? MOST years I forget until right before Christmas when there are obviously very few GOOD and INEXPENSIVE ornaments left. We have WalMart trinkets, Michaels arts and craft, and last year, my favorite year EVER, we bought ornaments for them at a Christmas shop in my favorite vacation spot – Cape May. Dave and I had a weekend away and spent an hour in that store looking for the perfect ornament for each kid.
For E who loves the Nutcracker and the Phillies -
For K, our quirky silly dinosaur lover -
For R, our not so graceful ballerina -
I hope that someday when they are all grown up they put each of their ornaments on their OWN trees and remember the excitement of getting that new ornament every year. Now I need to start writing down whose is whose and when and where we got them. I don’t want to add the tradition of “Whose was this?” and “Where did it come from?”
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?