Sentimental Pieces & New Traditions

November 24, 2012

I. Love. Christmas.

Seriously. It’s my favorite time of year. No, really. It is.

Husband and I spent Thanksgiving day with my family at my sister’s house and then headed to Newton to spend time with his parents. It was an awesome couple of days with family.

But today, we got to do what I’ve been looking forward to all, well, year! WE WENT TO GET OUR CHRISTMAS TREE!!

John and I got home from Newton and then headed to Smith’s Christmas Tree Farm in Hillsborough. The family that owns it has been doing it for years and it’s awesome to support a local family business AND get our tree at the same time!

Now, it’s not just the process of getting the tree I love, it’s the decorating and looking at all the sentimental pieces we’ve both individually collected over the years.

Sure, some people like trees with “themes” and “matching ornaments” and they’re almost like “couture home decor” when they’re all said and done. And those are fine.

But me? No way. I want a tree full of mismatching ornaments – big and small – that have a story behind them.

Like my SWEET Beauty & The Beast Ornament from Christmas 1992? I think YES!And my LOVE for Marvin the Martian in 7th grade (that holds an incredibly embarrassing school photo of me)? YES. A beautiful Nativity ornament that John’s parents gave me the first year we were dating? Of course.A chance to display years and years of White House Christmas ornaments? Done.An ornament symbolizing our marriage right next to an ornament with a picture of us on our first Christmas? Perfect.And then of course we have to have a Nativity scene in our living room to remind us what Christmas is all about!And our first stockings!

To me, those are just some of the little things I love about Christmas. Especially Christmas as a newlywed. 馃檪

Do you have a tree with matching ornaments or are you like me and you love the personality of every ornament on that tree?
Happy Saturday!