We are just about to get ready to go hit the town for NYE with friends, but I wanted to put up one holiday post before we go. Today I was assessing our holiday storage situation as we have outgrown the bins we currently have and need more. I was trying to get a rough count of all our ornaments and I thought it would be fun to do a post on them. People are so different when it comes to their trees and how they decorate.
Growing up my sister and I amassed quite the collection of ornaments from my mom and grandma. When we moved out and got married we took our collection of ornaments with us to use on our own trees. Currently, K and I just have one tree. On this tree is all of our own childhood ornaments plus all the ones we have gotten since we got married. I always envision that this will be our "family tree" - the one we will put all the presents under. Someday, I want to get a second tree that is all color coordinated and decorated with a "theme" to put elsewhere in the house but our "real" Christmas tree will always be the one with our ornaments. Here is a sampling of a few things you will see on our tree.
The First Ornament
The Sports Team
Entire teams (football, baseball and hockey) plus alternates are on our tree.
The "Girl" Ornaments
Umm, are we gendered much?
The Travel Collection
I really wish I would have started this sooner but from here on out I want to try and make it a point to buy a new ornament when we take our big vacation each year.
The Banished Boys
K does not like Barry Bonds or Ben Roethlisberger. A few years ago as a joke, instead of just choosing not to put them on the tree, I hung them on the back on the tree facing in. They since have hung like this every year.
BUT, up until this year, I have always looked forward to taking the tree down as well. See, since K and I have been married the tree has always been of the second story of where we lived. The first year after dropping needles all through the house trying to get the tree out K decided it would be easier just to chuck it off the balcony.
|Three years worth of tree chucking|
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and I wish you Happy New Year!