Christmas is a time rich with tradtitions. I love to hear what other families do each year to celebrate together. One of our traditions has to do with the ornaments that we hang on the tree. There are no red shiny balls, garland or iclicles, white lights, yes, but that is all that is traditional.
Over that past 27 years we have collected items that represent where we have traveled or what we have done over the year. For example:
Hear are some other things we have on the tree.
A gourd from Santa Fe, a Chinese Santa Ed got in Beijing, Hungarian money
The Chinese Santa is one of our favorites. Do you see the red star and sickle in Santa's pack? He is a Communist Santa.
Here's our bottle of Chianti from Italy, and our little Tijuana Santa
Elizabeth added a bottle of Guinness from Ireland
A Swiss Cow Bell and Hard Tack from Ft. Laramie in WY
Frosted Flakes from Playa Del Carmen
A tiny beer stein from Berlin before the wall was gone
Kate and Jessica added the box of Mozart candy from Salisbury, Austria
We have hundreds of memories hung on our tree. And, of course, we have more to add this year. I'll share those later. It's been a fun tradition that Jessica, Kate and Elizabeth are now continuing on their own. When we were all up in Estes Park this fall, they each had to get an golden aspen leaf to hang on their tree this year.
I love "TRADITIONS".
Until Next Time-Kyle