We have finally decorated our Christmas trees. The kids wanted the “real” Christmas tree to coordinate and match with this color and this bulb. Finding the right Christmas trees store is always a challenge but I was fortunate that I did my research online first. Once we had bought the tree, our attention switched to how to decorate it! The matchy trees are very pretty but I prefer those kinds of trees with those messy mismatched ornaments. Those mismatched ornaments are the ones that are special, they are the ones that hold so many memories and that you can take out of holiday storage year on year. So this year, I have created my own personal “MOM” Christmas tree.
As we were decorating the “real” tree as the girls called it, they would come across ornaments and would say “Those are for Mom’s tree”. My MOM tree has all of those ornaments that were made in elementary school or Sunday School. Some were made because we did have any extra cash to purchase the store-bought ones. Or some were made by the lovely hands of my mom.
The matchy trees are much prettier than my simple MOM tree and if you have a matchy tree, I am sure that it is beautiful. But for me, I love the messiness of the mismatched ornaments because I remember where it came from and I love all of those precious memories.
Do you have any MOM ornaments that are near and dear to your heart? Please tell us your story in the comment section below. Merry Christmas!!
Here is a picture of my MOM tree and I love it!
The first Christmas that we were married, I strung this popcorn as a garland. I have put it on our Christmas tree every year. It still looks great. There are a few bare spots but it kind of matches us!! ha
These are a few of the ornaments that the girls have made over the years. My “MOM” tree is small so I could only put a few of their ornaments on it.
Probably our second or third Christmas being married, we didn’t have any extra money to purchase all of those pretty ornaments and I wanted to have one of those”matchy” tree. I made these ornaments to decorate the tree. They are just cotton fabric with pipe cleaners, braided and then shaped into a heart. They went great with that country 90’s theme that was cool way back in the day.
One year for Christmas, my mom crocheted these bulbs and I think they are beautiful.
Our church sold these ornaments one year as a fund raiser. It is probably over 20 years old. I had the bishop of the church autograph the box that they came in.
Do you have some special Christmas ornaments? Why are they so special to you and have long have you had them? Please share in the comments below. Merry Christmas!