No matter what your ideas are on tree decorating you are sure to include ornaments. There are some people who go with a theme and everything has to match or go together. In our town they have a parade of trees that is used as a fund-raiser where each tree has a theme. There are always interesting to look at and can often give you ideas.
But for me I love our eclectic tree. Our tree is full of ornaments that provoke memories. Some were mine as a child. Others were purchased over the years for my children and reflect their different interests over the year. There are also ornaments that my children have made over the years as well. Hands On: We Grow has lots of great ideas if you would like to make some for your tree this December. The ornaments on the tree can also bring back special memories of a people or places. It might be something purchased during a trip or something that came from someone who is no longer with us like the train my mother had purchased for my son when he was little. There are also the little booties that have the name of our son Samuel who was born into heaven given to me by my close friend that very hard first Christmas.
Does thinking about ornaments bring up any memories for you. Take a few minutes to share your ornament memories.