Christmas Ornaments: Show Us Your Favorite Holiday Ornament & Share the Story Behind It by Donna John

2 years ago

Christmas Ornaments: Show Us Your Favorite Holiday Ornament & Share the Story Behind It

Decorating the Christmas tree at my house takes forever. One reason is that I have a ton of ornaments that have been collected over the years. The other? So many of them hold such fond memories for me of people, places and events. As they're hung up on the branches with ribbons and hooks, I find myself telling whoever will listen about why that ornament holds a special place in my heart. 

A favorite ornament of mine (pictured) are actually three ornaments that are hung together every year. One is a girl that says "First Born: Mom's Favorite," one is a boy that says "Middle Child: Mom's Favorite" and the last one is a girl that says "Youngest Child: Mom's Favorite." The ornaments were bought years ago at Cracker Barrel, at the height of the time when my daughters swore their brother was my favorite. Great memories and they make me smile every time I look at them on the tree.

What's your favorite holiday ornament? Snap a photo and share it below with the story of why it's so special to you. If the story will make a great 30Seconds tip, submit it (but don't forget to give us the ESPN version below!). Can't wait to see what ornaments pull at your heartstrings. 

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Elisa Schmitz
That is awesome, Donna John ! I need the exact same set, LOL! We are putting up our tree this weekend, after, Thanksgiving, which is our tradition. I will share a photo of my favorite ornament then. Thank you for this fun idea!
Donna John
I put mine up after Thanksgiving, too. I had the idea for this tip last year when I was taking my tree down, so snapped a photo of the ornaments. Thinking ahead! lol Can't believe it's already time to put it back up...
Oh I love this! Each year our family pick a special ornament to add to our tree that “symbolizes” the past year. I’ll share my favorite when we put up our tree the first weekend in December!
Ok! Our tree is up and this is my favorite ornament! This is one of the first ornaments my son made when he was just a little guy! Simple, colorful, perfect!
Donna John
Love those homemade ornaments! My tree is still covered with them.

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