14 Days Until We Put Up Christmas!
I have collected Christmas ornaments since I was a little girl. Each year, opening the ornament boxes is trip down memory lane.
The first ornament on the tree is the first ornament The Mr and I bought for our first Christmas together, a beautiful red glass heart. Next comes our Waterford heart ornaments, our first engagement present.
We have ornaments from our travels - a silly Santa-riding a dolphin ornament from Aruba. A set of beautiful crystal bells from Scotland. A pair of Asian dolls from my trip to China. A Peabody duck ornament from Memphis. A figurine showing snow on Times Square from our Spamalot trip.
Some of my ornaments bring back special memories of friends. A set of handmade snowflakes from one of my best high school friends. A garland from a law school friend who died on 9/11. A tiny Eiffel Tower from my sister from her trip to Paris.
So many memories!
I can't wait to see them again this year, and pass along the stories. Do you have favorite ornaments?