Once upon a time my husband and I were an early married couple and we got to travel. Back in those days our house was not overtaken by all things big and plastic AKA children’s toys, but we were still crunched for space. We decided to start buying a Christmas ornament when we would visit a new place. It was an easy choice of a souvenir and thus started a new tradition. It was fun to select them, plus they are tiny enough to throw in a travel bag and take home. On my husband’s birthday trip to Maryland, we bought a really cool crab ornament. When we travelled to San Francisco for our honeymoon we selected a cable car and when our son took his first trip to Disney of course we got a Mickey Mouse ornament.
Yesterday, we put up our tree. It was so fun to see the ornaments and reflect on the memories of those special trips, especially the ones we took as a couple. Sometimes when you are in that day to day routine of being a stay at home mom you forget about the life you had, this reminded me of the days when my husband and I were starting our own life together and made me excited for new adventures to come with our family of four! Do you have any ornament traditions in your family?