During our recent Christmas open house, I enjoyed explaining some of my decorations. A lady commented, “When a Japanese decorates for Christmas, it is because we like the pretty decorations. For you, it is your memories.” As I mulled over this, I realized that almost all of my decorations have a special meaning or memory tied to them. Welcome to a tour of some of my memories on my Christmas tree!
This one represents a special trip to Kobe with a friend for the beautiful illumination there.
I love this ornament sent by a fellow blogger whom I have yet to meet from my early days of blogging. She wrote a blog post on making these ornaments from old Christmas cards. I commented on the post. She is a pastor’s wife who has a heart for missions. She sent me one all the way to Japan! She no longer blogs and I miss her.
My daughter bought this for me from a Christmas lights event in my hometown that I have attended for years. I remember when I took my husband for the first time and each one of our children. She bought this the last time we went. Life has a way of changing. We don’t know if or when we will be able to attend again.
This one was made by my grandmother. It is made from a real egg. Perhaps I inherited my love of crafting from her.
This one represents my first Christmas married to my wonderful husband.
I bought this Swarovski crystal in the town Mozart was born in. It was the trip of a lifetime with my father.
This one represents my firstborn. I have a different one for each child.
Blackwater Falls is the location of many a family vacation over the years.
The original Lenox factory was in my hometown. Now it is an outlet. I love anything tea, so had to have a set of Lenox tea accoutrement ornaments.
I have attended the The Nutcracker ballet many times. I never tire of it.
What every female football fan needs! This one is self-explanatory!!
Thank you for allowing me to share some of my memories. Until the next time…
3 thoughts on “A Time for Memories”
Thank you for sharing ~ I, too, love anything tea. I collect teapots. :0) May our blessed Lord Jesus be honored and glorified in the coming new year in each of our lives.
I collect teapots too!
Thanks for sharing these! My favorite ornaments are tied to memories, too.