Tuesday 4 October 2011

100 days to Christmas | ornament traditions

For as long as I've had my own place with my own tree, I've added a new ornament for each person in the house to our tree. I still have all the ornaments, but I can't remember who they were placed for.


When Steve and I got married, I asked those who came to lunch with us each year to bring an ornament to hang on the tree. But I can't remember who placed them on the tree.


I do try to take photos of the kids decorating the tree and placing their special ornaments on the tree.


But sometimes I get better photos than I planned. {She was singing "oh, swissmas tree, oh, swissmas tree!"} But the memories are no good to the kids locked up in my head.

That's one of the reasons that I love this ornament album created by Monika Wright (inspired by Stacy Julian) I'm going to forget about the old ornaments, and start by putting this year's memories into an album. Then next year, I can display them, just like Melissa suggested.

How do you remember the special ornaments?



  1. LOVE this idea Cate!
    Alison xx

  2. I love the idea of an ornament mini-album - I've seen it a few times before. We collect ornaments on our travels and when we return home I add the date (& the place if it's not on the ornament). Each year when we decorate the tree we reminisce about our trips. I have ornaments from exchanges also and I always record the year and event on the ornament somewhere.


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