I heard that term tree memories on a Hallmark Movie – oh yes I did – The Christmas Ornament and all through that sad movie, which ended gloriously, I thought about all the ornaments I have bought forever, mostly Hallmark. I try to buy once each year for our kids that reflect something they are doing or did- sports, fishing, cheerleading, etc.. It’s not what the decorations look like, it’s what they mean……….
Our tree is full of tree memories, but many of them were boxed up several years ago. I sent each of our kids 30 years of memories to their homes. Today as I sit with my grandson staring at their tree I saw lots of tree memories which touched my heart – memories of my son’s childhood.
As I hung ornaments on the tree this week there were memories from an Alaskan cruise on our 25th anniversary, our 25th aniversary ornament a friend gave us, an ornament my Mom gave us in 1980, little apples the kids made with their names on them, picture frames the kids made us, a cowboy from the movie, A Christmas Story, and the tree memories just fill me and the tree up.
So how about you, do you have tree memories?
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