This Christmas will be so different than any other Christmas I’ve had for many reasons, the main one being that it’s my first Christmas as Mrs. K!
I’ve always loved putting up the Christmas tree and remember as I was growing up the certain ornaments that were really special. My family did the traditional “Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments and we each had a special ornament, my mom and dad had a special ornament also for their first Christmas together.
As a new wife, I wanted us to have a special ornament for our first Christmas together. Did you know that there are a lot of cheesy first Christmas ornaments?
I commenced a search for the perfect ornament, informing any sales people who tried to help me select one that I am extremely picky.
There were qualities that I wanted in an ornament: classy, have the date on it, if it had people they have to look at least a little like us, not a picture frame.
I finally found one that I liked enough to show Brad (I was not going to make him look at every first Christmas ornament on Earth with me). He liked it, we bought it.
The woman who rang us out at the store asked if it was our first Christmas together. We told her it was and that we’d been married for almost six months. I could tell that she loved being a part of our experience, she was so sweet and told us that she remembers her first Christmas as a married couple 24 years ago. It made my day.
In my search for the ornament I discovered that there are ornaments for every life event, from each age, getting a driver’s license, being engaged, getting a puppy or kitten and moving into a new home just to name a few things. It’s a neat way to chronicle the events in your life and remember them each year as you decorate your tree.
What is (are) the most special ornament(s) on your tree this year?
My problem will be packing our ornament away at the end of the holiday season.