My friend Paul gave me the idea for this blog during a facebook comment session. Each year I purchase an ornament for the house and when my son's were born, one for each of them. The ornaments are carefully dated and the name of the owner is written on the back. Some are just for fun, some commemorate an important event, some are very fragile, some are not. As in many families, ornaments are given as gifts by other family members, so we have tree decorations from grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandaunts and uncles and on and on. Forty years of tree decorations and growing.
Each holiday season, trimming the tree becomes a walk down memory lane. I usually don't have much, if any help, so it all falls to me. And, I don't mind, especially when it comes to hanging the ornaments. I love it. As I pull each one out of the box it's like opening a memory.
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