I love Christmas ornaments. I love the memories behind them. We have a wonderful tradition where we give each of the kids an ornament each year that reflects something they are "into" that year.
This year, Chloe got a girlie monkey ornament:
Spencer got a frog:
Tyler got a brightly-colored, funky snowman:
My mom/Nana gets the kids each an ornament each year, too - the girls get angels:
Spencer gets a snowman:
I have ornaments from each year of my child-hood as well and I love seeing them each year. My first one:
And my second:
I have plate of antique ornaments from my grandparents' tree that I cherish as well!
And this year, I got to decorate a shelf my grandpa had made for my grandmother and I now get to enjoy in my living room and then I get to top it with elves we had in our home when I was growing up - sweet memories!