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It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas.....
Posted 11/29/2011

I love this time of year. Christmas trees decorated with beautiful ornaments, nativities out on the mantles, stockings hung by the chimney with care, dazzling Christmas lights all through the house--- needless to say, I am still a kid when it comes to Christmas. My family and I have always taken trips together and one of our favorite things to pick up while on vacation are Christmas ornaments.  My mom and I are always looking for the perfect ornament to remind us of our fun times while on vacation.  We have collected everything from small boats in Nantucket to glass blown snowplows in Colorado (that's a story for another day!) to taxi cabs while in NYC! Each year I look forward to getting out all of my own ornaments and taking a trip down memory lane.  I have every ornament in it's original box and have them labeled where I got it or who gave it to me.  My ornaments are truly one of my most prized possessions.

Try making this a new tradition in your home.  Start picking up ornaments while on vacation-- if you can't find an ornament then take a photo and put it in a small frame and hang it from a tree branch.   One funny story-- while traveling across the state as Miss Texas, I spent a week in a border town in South Texas.  While there, I asked them to take me to a little specialty shop so that I could buy an ornament to put on my tree. They pulled up at the Dollar Store and were so excited to take me to their "specialty store!"  Needless to say, I had a good quiet giggle and instead took a photo of the Dollar Store and framed it.  It is one of my favorite ornaments and even 11 years down the road, I still giggle when I take that ornament out and hang it up for the world to see!

Blessings to you and your family throughout this Christmas season!



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