Ornaments are special. They tell stories and relive memories on the glistening tree.
This year when we went on our family vacation and visited the North Pole I picked up an ornament that held nine names. It helped seal the moment. We will look back at that ornament and relive the fun we had riding the train and petting the reindeer.
A glass doll named Sarah that my grandmother gave me when I was very young. Ornaments from my other grandmother’s tree. Doug’s first ornament (he grew up Jewish) and our granddaughter’s first ornament mingle on evergreen limbs. Decades of tales whisper among branches.
The tree is filled with memories of our trip to Las Vegas. Of our honeymoon cruise. It tells of Bronco fever and the children in elementary school. Ornaments that were given as gifts. Quite a few from New Mexico. Next weekend we will pick up another. Everywhere we go, we get an ornament.
When we look at our tree, it clears its throat and begins its sweet reminisce and dreams up ideas for the future. Future names written on the tree, travels yet to be, but the comfort of home and hearth will always be the theme of our humble Yule tree.
What are your favorite ornaments?