What is it that makes a Christmas tree so magical?
Is it the lights?
For me it’s a little bit of all of these things, but that last one is the one that gets me the most.
While the rest of my holiday decorating may look a bit different each year, my tree really doesn’t change much.
We always get a real tree – I can’t see that ever changing – and I look forward to the day we pick out our tree pretty much from January 1st (the day my tree always comes down) straight until Thanksgiving. Christmas Tree Day is one of my most favorite traditions.
Then there are the ornaments. I never tire of pulling out the same ornaments Christmas after Christmas. It’s like a little walk through time and I love being taken back to all the memories they carry with them.
Beautiful, vintage ornaments passed down to us from my Grandparents. Many of them I remember from holidays spent helping to decorate their tree when I was little.
The stocking that belonged to our first pup, sadly no longer with us.
Tokens from vacations together, days shopping with my mom, or afternoons spent antiquing.
Jordan is in the concrete industry, so when we found a mixer truck (and a pretty one at that) on a trip to Myrtle Beach we couldn’t pass it up. 🙂
Pictures from Christmases past. The year after we were married, I started adding these dated silver frame ornaments to our collection. I flashback to the day each one was taken as I find it a proper spot on the tree.
Then there are memories yet to be made. I found this cutie this year – it brings to mind the old Jeep Wagoneer we dream of having one day.
I know some like to give their tree a theme from year to year, or decorate it to flow with whatever décor they have chosen for the season – but for me, this hodge-podge of a collection of ornaments is everything Christmas is supposed to be.
It is the past, the present, and the future.
I think maybe that’s where the magic comes from too. 😉