Bringing in Holiday Cheer with Decorating and Traditions

It’s that time of year… the holidays are here! The turkey has been cooked, eaten, and made into leftovers for sandwiches. It’s now time to start spreading the holiday cheer. And what better way to do it than decorating the house with all the festive frills and flare.

In our family, we celebrate Christmas and begin the month long celebration by decorating our tree. The Christmas tree sets the mood for the rest of the month, our holiday wouldn’t be the same without it.

My husband’s family, growing up each person received a new ornament every year. Jordan has saved them all, ever since he was a baby. So when we got married, and I learned of his fun family tradition, I was thrilled to be a part and continue the same tradition in our own family.

Even as a newlywed couple, we still have our very first ornament we received together. It was a glass etched heart ornament with our wedding date on it! I love it, super cheesy, but such a fun memory. And every year since, we’ve involved our kids too. Everyone receives an ornament in their stocking. Many years we’ve put a fun theme with our ornaments. One year it was Disney characters, another year was all about snow and skiing. Each ornament holds a special memory.

This year, we’ve already been on the lookout for what ornaments to give each other. I’m thinking it will have a Seattle type theme to it, maybe umbrellas or the Space Needle. Something to remember our first year living in Seattle.

And then every time we put up our tree, turn on the lights, and hang each ornament, it starts the holiday decorating process. We think back on all those years and all those memories. For me, that is what brings in the holiday cheer.

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* This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sears. The opinions and text are all mine.


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