Last night Kevin and I put our Christmas tree up. We've never put the tree up so early, but then, we've never been home for Thanksgiving either. We played Christmas music for the first time this year, and sang along. :D
Our Christmas ornaments are not beautifully coordinated by color or theme. Rather, they are each a memory. We have a few from Kevin's childhood, and a few from mine. One of my favorites is a little stuffed lion from my K-2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Neumann.
Another one that holds special memories is the ceramic candle ornament that my great-grandma made for me.
Each year, for many years, my grandparents (my mom's parents) have given me an ornament. Since we've been married, they give Kevin an orament each year too. That means we have 5 baseball players on our tree. :)
Each year as I unwrap the ornaments, I am reminded of the circumstances of when I received them. I have many happy memories hanging on my Christmas tree!