A Living Scrapbook – The Christmas Tree

This is a stupid title. But, I wanted to talk about Christmas trees real fast. The Christmas tree tradition dates back to the 16th century in Germany! I don’t have time to go into a history lesson here, so if you want to know more, check out this website: https://www.countryliving.com/life/a45590/christmas-tree-origin/

What I really want to to talk about is the best part about Christmas trees – ornaments. My mom has been collecting ornaments since before I was born, and her obsession has resulted in about 5 large boxes of ornaments. Every year, regardless of tree size, we are unable to put all of the ornaments on the tree. And every year, we continue to add to our collection.

I bet your family has their own Christmas ornament traditions, too! I’m going to share some of my favorite ornaments from my family’s collection below to commemorate the season. I hope you enjoy!

Type 1 – Family Staples

Our family as carolers
My grandma made these adorable ice skates!
A true classic. My brother and I being all filled with the Christmas spirit.

Type 2 – Getting Crafty

Sir Seashell the Snowman – some hot glue and glitter glue to keep it all together.
My mom stitched about 50 of these one year in her 20’s to give to her classmates.
We made a melting snowman trapped in a globe!

Type 3 – Memories from Travels

My cute little heart from Scotland!
A Kiwi from New Zealand – from Christmas 2009
Telluride’s Main St. a classic vacation spot to see family

Type 4 – Family Favorites

BUTTER is a staple in our family. Makes sense we put it on our tree.
Santa Star! I have no clue where he came from, but he always ends up on our tree.

Type 6 – Honorable Mentions

What a cutie.
We really like seashells.
I’m a horse girl at heart, so of course this makes the list.
This angel reminds me of the thing the Grinch makes Martha May in the Jim Carey movie.

I hope this post will inspire you to collect ornaments throughout the year so your tree each Christmas can be a big scrapbook of happy times!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 2021 is so close, and I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for it.


Our Noble Fir 2020

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