Since the very first Christmas Alex and I spent together we decided to create our own family tradition and each year buy a single Christmas tree ornament. A couple of days before Christmas the whole family goes out and picks up that ornament that we hang on Christmas day. Our Christmas tree might not look fashionably decorated with matching ornaments and colors, but it is so heartwarming to decorate it, picking up piece by piece each and every memory we have collected through the years. Remembering the funny stories, Christmases past, sometimes the tears and heartbreak of the loss of a loved one…it is priceless to us.
This leads me to the my Christmas ornaments, the ones that I make. One thing that I always appreciate in a Christmas tree ornament is how breakable it is, that is why I love making unbreakable, childproof Christmas tree ornaments. Wood is absolutely perfect for that. I love giving and receiving Christmas tree ornaments as gifts too. It is awesome to remember a person that you love on Christmas day, when you are trimming the tree, don’t you think?
This year’s ornaments that I made :