Tree tour! :)

Every Christmas tree tells a story...whether all of your ornaments must match or you have ones that are years and years old...I like to think of our Christmas tree as a kind of scrapbook of our lives...there is no rhyme or reason to our tree...it's just full of things we love or things that hold a special meaning...like...
...in this photo you can see our new train ornament (Moses inspired) and a flamingo ornament to document our trip to Florida this past winter...we try to collect ornaments throughout the year to commemorate special things we did that year...
...some of them celebrate heritage, like the Norway flags...some are just cute, like the little tree...
...here is Moses' ornament from last year...he was obsessed with the Grinch...
...some show our school pride like my RU stocking...
...or the Hokie bird tucked back there...the turtle is from the trip to the beach where Doug proposed. :)
...some show our interests...Starbucks anyone?
...another one that is just cute...
...some are an obvious reminder...Target has been good to us...
...another recent interest for Moses...this is his ornament from this year...
...Moses first Christmas...and the only photo with Santa ever and since...albeit a creepy Santa...
...some are reminders of sweet friends...
...and sweet boys...that is little Doug on the left and Moses last year on the right...
...some remind us of family members...I made these last year out of Doug's grandmothers old cookie tins...
...like my little "wooden" shoes from my trip to Holland that year?...
...and there is a little Crystal too...apparently Santa phobias run in the family...
...my recent favorites are the ones that Moses "makes" in his little MOPS classes or Sunday school...something about an innocent little child making a baby Jesus Christmas craft just melts my heart...and manages to put everything in perspective...

Well that's our tree...or at least most of it...I would love to see yours too...be sure to leave a link or comment so I can come and visit. :)

Three more sleeps!!!! :)
xoxo
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7 comments:

Meg said...

Oh, I just love your trees! The Target ornament (my husband as worked for Target for 9 years) and the RU ornament (my alumni as well) were my favs!

I also wanted to tell you that my little girl just loves her little tooth fairy pillow. It is so adorable. She just carries it around the house. She is only 2 and 1/2 but when I saw it I had to get it because it was so precious! The stitching on it is just beautiful! Thank you so much! Meg (aka Gracegiven4).

Miss G said...

I just did a tour of my tree! Kelly

Miss G said...

yea! I'm glad you liked it. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I also wanted to comment on your post before too about Santa on the fire engine. I LOVE that they do that. They've been coming through my apt. complex for several years now and I (now we!) go out and wave and shout merry Christmas. So fun. They also go through my parents' neighborhood. A few years ago when my sis-in-law was 8 months pregnant we went running down the street chasing after Santa too! Your post brought back so many fun memories! Thanks! Merry Christmas! Kelly

Mummy McTavish said...

What a great tree! I am trying to get our tree trimming photos up before christmas, it's not looking hopeful...

Trish said...

such a fun tree. i would love to have a tree tour, but i still haven't figured out how to upload photos :) i feel like a ditz.

Julie said...

My tree tour is up for viewing. thanks for sharing yours and thinking of such a great post idea.

Simona Walters said...

Merry Christmas Crystal! I just finished publishing my post with the small tour of my tree... Have a great holiday!
Simona

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