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!
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 represents my first Christmas married to my wonderful husband.
Thank you for allowing me to share some of my memories. Until the next time…