If you’ve been around here a Christmas or two you may know that our family has an ornament per year tradition for our children. When my firstborn came along, I bought her an ornament for her first Christmas. This began the tradition of buying each child an ornament each Christmas. As they grew old enough to make choices, we let them choose their yearly ornaments. The idea is that as they grow up and strike out on their own that they would take at least 18-24 ornaments with them for their own trees. They would also take along their childhood memories with them and stories to tell their families-to-be.
Here is what they chose this year. I must say that I was a bit remiss this year because we waited too long. We were left with some slim pickins, but I think we came out ok. We always choose the glass ornaments, because we love the old-fashioned feel of them.
Gracyn’s pick: Chosen for her love of nature and animals.
Aidan’s pick: He loves the traditional ornaments.
Jasper’s pick: For his love of dogs, I suppose.
What are your favorite Christmas or Hanukkah traditions?
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