Decorating the tree, is one of those special Christmas traditions that is near and dear to my heart. Growing up my father would take us on an epic tree hunt, my mother would gift each of us with a new ornament and we would gather to decorate the generally over sized tree while listening to Alabama Christmas.
This is the very reason why I love this tradition. We are always reminded of how blessed we are for the experiences and the amazing people in our lives (past and present).
Here are some of my favorite ornaments…and the great memories attached to each:
An ornament gifted to me from my dad, a fellow, Steelers fan. It is also a warm reminder of all the unforgettable memories we have shared with Team Pittsburgh (you know who you are).
The Red Phone Booth
In 2005, Kristian and I joined my family and headed to London to visit my brother who was studying abroad in England. We explored the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and even caught one of my brother’s football games a Leeds University. My dad snagged this memorable photo of us when we were walking home from the Globe Theatre.
Mikey & Minnie’s Tree Farm
We love Disney World! We purchased this keepsake ornament together in 2010 after partaking in a full Disney adventure complete with an around the world wine festival at Epcot and Safari rides at the Animal Kingdom. We even snagged a photo at dinner with the man himself! This past summer we were in Florida and spent a much needed vacation day playing at Magic Kingdom. That night the magic continued…when we found out we were pregnant with Baby Pearson! Consequently, Mickey holds a special place in our hearts.
The Rockport Sailboat
Reminds us of all the fun we have had on day trips and family vacations in Rockport, MA …one of the most beautiful New England coastal towns I have ever seen.
I LoVE Lucy
This ornament was gifted from mom but always reminds me of my uncle Jim. Every Christmas, he would buy me I Love Lucy themed presents (calendars, planners, postcards, you name it!), as I was obsessed with the show when I was younger. He passed away a five years ago, but I always remember the laughs we shared when talking about the show.
As we put the last ornament on the tree, we were reminded that next year we will be sharing this tradition with our son and adding a baby’s first christmas ornament to our collection. Lots to be thankful for this year.
So now it is time for you to share some of your favorite ornaments and memories…
With Love and Christmas Ornaments,