One of our family traditions since before I can remember is getting a new Christmas tree ornament each Christmas. My brothers and I each had a series that we collected and we would always get that one and often others each year. My Mum would diligently pack each ornament away at the end of December into 3 separate tubs one for each kid. This year as we set up our first tree my Mum came over with my tub of ornaments. Garret was completely shocked that the entire tub was mine. (personally I just think he is jealous that he doesn’t have a pile of his own ornaments…maybe I should get him some this year?)
Since I have 32 years of collecting ornaments under my belt I have to say that I have amassed quite the collection. I didn’t want to overwhelm our tree so I just picked a few to see the light of day this year. (also part of the decision making process is we only had a few ornament hangers and I couldn’t be bothered buying more. I am becoming a cheapskate in my old age I guess)
The series that I collected are called Mary’s Angels I adore them but can see why Garret might not want a tree chock full o’ angels. So they will stay in the Christmas tub for this year.
I do love it when I see the gorgeous themed trees that people do each year, but I am not sure if I will ever be able to bring myself to do that. One of my favourite Christmas memories is when we would set up our tree. My brothers and I would pull out each ornament and reminisce about them and funny other stories of Christmas past. This is definitely a tradition I would love to keep up with our future Walsh offspring.