Do you have special items that come out once a year during the holidays? While we have toned down the decorations a little each year, we keep and display the ones that mean the most to us.

A few years ago my husband’s mom, Nana, passed down a stocking that her mom, Great Nana, made. It’s beautiful, it’s special and it gets VIP treatment every holiday season. Likewise, my Aunt, created this egg ornament for me when I was a child. It has survived for 43 years despite its fragility and it gets special treatment as well!

Each Christmas my mom also purchases an ornament for my kids that in some way relates to their interests. There are bowling ball ornaments, cheerleader ornaments, first time driver ornaments, etc. 

When it comes time to clean up after the holiday season, I put aside a handful of ornaments in boxes just for our girls. This way when they have their own trees they will have memories and special decorations they can share with the people who will enter their lives as they begin to spread their wings and create their own magical holiday traditions.

I would love to see your cherished ornaments!