The Christmas Tree & Its Ornaments

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
In beauty green will always grow
Through summer sun and winter snow.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!

A beautifully lit tree looks so good in a home at Christmas! Of all the decorations I put around my home, the tree is by far my favorite :) Each and every ornament tells a story; my babies hand prints, our first home, the past & present, Santa's fame...

I have a few favorite ones I would like to share with you:

This pretty unicorn was given to me as a baby from my grandmother. Every time I unwrap it it reminds me of Christmas mornings at her home growing up, moments I treasure so much. 

These beautiful gold ornaments my other grandmother gave me over the years. Now that she has passed (on Christmas) It helps me know that she is still with us in spirit. 

Nothing beats ornaments made by your kids! A few years ago my munchkins made these at a pottery store. I love looking at their scribbled paint strokes & remember when they were smaller. 

This was given to me by my great aunt & uncle just after my husband and I were married. It's fun to think of all the holidays him & I have shared and the many more that are a head of us. 

This concludes a trip around my Christmas tree. What are some of your most favorite holiday decorations? 

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...


He & Me + 3 said...

What a beautiful tree you have. Love the gold ornaments and the ones that are personalized are my favorite.

kimert said...

Your tree looks beautiful! So glad your back! :) Merry Christmas!

Mom24 said...

VERY nice! I'm so jealous that you have the ornament from when you were born. We've had our tree fall so many years, we've lost many precious ornaments.

Your tree is beautiful.

Carrie said...

So pretty!!! I love getting the ornaments out every year too...it;s so fun to remember where they came from!

{and thanks so much for your kind words...Elizabeth is a great name! ;) It's been hard keeping up with blogs... i hope all is well and you enjoy your holiday!!}

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your tree is gorgeous!!! I love all the fabulous decorations! Ours is up and lit, but not decorated yet. I've been too busy!

blueviolet said...

It's so beautiful, and I agree completely that the ornaments from long ago are the most meaningful. I LOVE those that my children made too.

Merry Christmas, sweet lady!

Tasha said...

Awww, I LOVE this idea! So cute! I might have to steal it. I'm looking at your books...have you read The Help by Kathryn Stockett yet? One of the best books I've read in a long time.

Tina said...

So many lovely Christmas memories....oh how I LOVE this time of year!

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful tree. I have ornaments that my mother started giving to me around 1972... I think that was about the time Hallmark started with their ornaments. I have a Swarovski Crystal star that I would have to say is my most favorite, but there are memories tied to so many of them. Tara has her collection too. I also have those school ornaments when I love but Tara will not allow on the tree!!