Make your Christmas Tree a Memory Tree

Glenn Addington By Glenn Addington, 17th Dec 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A recommendation to buy ornaments for a Christmas tree from visited places which show the year purchased.

A different idea for Christmas tree decorations

If you are one who customarily puts up a Christmas tree, you probably put on the usual garland, tinsel, lights and various ornaments. Perhaps some of the ornaments are ones that have been made by children or grandchildren. Or maybe they are some that caught your eye and you bought them on impulse or on a whim.
If you are younger or just recently married or have a young family, consider the suggestions herein. This would be a way of helping create memories in the years ahead..
Throughout the years, my wife and I have traveled and each year we have bought a new ornament for our tree. But it wasn't just any old ornament: it was one that specifically told of the location and had that year on it somewhere

Suggestions for these ornaments

If you go to a beach resort, or a famous national landmark, go to the gift shop and ask to see the Christmas ornaments that are for sale. Most national parks, monuments, historical sites, landmarks or resorts will have a gift shop and will have Christmas ornaments which will feature some aspect referring to that location with the year on it, whether stamped, printed, carved or otherwise displayed.
A famous lighthouse, or train station, amusement park, government building, or historical site are also possibilities.

"Going down memory lane...,."

In the years ahead, while decorating your tree, you might pull out an ornament that said, "Tower of London - 2020" Or one that said ,"Eiffel Tower - 2019" The possibilities are endless. Yellowstone National Park. The Taj Mahal. Iceland. The Grand Canyon. The Empire State Building. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cancun. Rio De Janeiro. Wherever you have visited or traveled, your purchase of an ornament for that location at that time will later serve to bring back fond memories of the vacation and/or holiday you went on, along with the new adventures and new experiences you were a part of there. Did you first go snorkeling while in Cancun? Was your first hike to the top of Pikes Peak? Did you hike part of the Appalachian Trail, or all of it? Some of the new adventures or experiences may have truly been life-changing. They may have led to a career change, or might have been where you met the love of your life. Every ornament will bring back memories, and may help children think back and appreciate the times they were able to see and do many things. They could also be passed down to the next generation who grew up sharing these experiences.
Give this idea some thought. Your tree, with these ornaments, will certainly be distinctive, and perhaps also an item for conversation should you have guests in your home around Christmas time. I welcome your comments regarding this idea. Thanks!!


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author avatar Glenn Addington
I am an American, former Viet Nam veteran, and a Christian, living in East Tennessee. I am now retired and am pursuing a writing career. I would welcome writing assignments.

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