personalized ornaments

Every year, since I’ve been married, I buy a glass ornament, engraved with that year, for our holiday tree.  Now, 20 years later, I have quite a collection of glass shapes adorning the top branches.  (These are too special to hang where little hands can reach!)  As I unpack them each season, I fondly recall the events from that year – whether it was the year we bought our 1st home, or the year each of our 3 children were born.  I imagine they will become even more meaningful as time marches on, and my children become married, and then bring my grandchildren to visit.  My ornament collection is a family tradition I hope will continue for generations to come!

(more…)