As I took down the Christmas tree last night I was reminded what precious memories our tree holds. We have a tradition each year to add an ornament that signifies something important that happened in our life that year. The tree also has homemade ornaments that children have made us or that Geneviette has made. It used to be covered in ornaments that Addam and Danielle made but when they got married I passed those ornaments on to them to use on their own trees. In retrospect, I wish I would have kept them. Selfish maybe... but when I put the tree up I miss seeing their tiny handprints or handiwork on the tree. Last night when I took it down I snapped a few pictures of some of the ornaments .
This first one is one that Danielle and my mom made. There were more and I think Danielle has one for her tree. Such precious memories.
Christmas is a wonderful time around here. As I take each piece of decoration out I am reminded of when I got it. Why I got it and who was with me. Christmas brings a special kind of memories.