Christmas, more than any other time, is such a sentimental holiday for me. I especially think about my mother and grandmothers. Both my grandmothers were huge fans of Christmas, and always had beautiful decorations and a Christmas party for all their friends. And my mother was the person who kept the traditions together. Not being able to celebrate with these three women who were so important to me is always difficult. I’m glad to have things from each of them for Christmas–the stocking my mother made for me, the silver bell for my first Christmas from my paternal grandparents, and a beautiful long letter my maternal grandmother wrote for my toddler about her life, including many family traditions. I plan to read that aloud this year.
I feel lucky to have so many special things for the holiday season, and I’ve enjoyed adding to our collection with ornaments that are special to us now; from the ornament my husband and I bought during one of our walks through Central Park to the ornaments I’m stitching for future trees. I can’t wait to tell the stories of how and when we got them in the years to come.
What ornaments or Christmas decorations are special to you, and why?