Now, nothing of ours is matchy matchy. Our dishes are nothing short of quirky. I've collected special things from my family and purchased little things here and there that I love. It's just my personality. Our Christmas tree is the same. I've collected ornaments from family members and Dan and have purchased a lot together. Nothing matches and I don't have a color scheme. Since our very first Christmas together back in 2004, we've bought (at least) one ornament together every year. Its one of our favorite traditions. A lot of the ornaments on our tree have stories behind them. I thought I'd share a few of my favorites.
This ornament is from my in-laws. The Christmas before Dan and I got married, they gave us a lot of Christmas decorations as gifts so we'd have them for the next year in our own home. They used to always get Dan and his sister ornaments with their names on them. Well, they obviously couldn't find my name, so they had one made for me.
This is the very first ornament that Dan and I got together in 2004. It was such a sweet tradition and I had no idea how special these ornaments would become over the years.
We recently got this ornament. Dan and I went to the mall and he stopped in and had this made while I looked at ornaments for family members.
The ornaments on our tree tell a story and brings old memories back to mind. No, its not a designer tree and it will never be featured in a magazine, but it fits us perfectly and makes us smile. It's been very fun decorating our home this year. It's amazing to think back to our first Christmas in our 519 sq. ft. apartment. The Lord has been so so good to us throughout these 6 years together- but the best is yet come.