Anyway, are you in the midst of some of your Christmas traditions? Is the tradition you're most looking forward to coming up soon? Last night we had a Christmas Party at the church and I can already tell that is going to become one of my favorite traditions. I had so much fun! But more on that later. ;)
Today I'm really excited because my guest blogger is a good real life friend of mine. Ashley and I met in college and she is definitely one of the sweetest people I've ever met. I'm so thankful for all of the social media outlets and texting that has enabled Ashley and I to reconnect and keep in touch. YAY! And without any further introduction, here's Ashley sharing her favorite family Christmas tradition
I'm Ashley, and I blog over at Ashley's Carnival Ride.
I was ridiculously excited when Regina asked me to guest post for her! I have to tell y'all, I am incredibly blessed because I get to be friends with Regina in real life!
Yep! How awesome is that? Regina is by far one of the most amazing girls I have ever met, and I'm thankful to call her a friend. We met at a bible study group in college and have been friends ever since!
I'm here today to talk about one of my family's favorite Christmas traditions. Every year, everyone in our family picks out a new Hallmark ornament to represent that year. We always make sure to pick an ornament that is dated.
A few of my favorites:
Every Christmas, it is always so much fun to look back at the ornaments through the years. It's neat to see the progression of ornaments and see the different stages of my childhood. It starts with the baby ornaments and moves to the daughter and sister ornaments, then my Tigger phase, LOTS of Cinderella, and most recently cell phones and high heels!
All 25 of my ornaments, 1986-2010.
Here's the one I've got my eye on this year:
I have always loved picking out fun ornaments for our Christmas tree. I hope to continue this tradition with my own children someday.
Aww... that sounds so wonderful! That makes me wish my family had done that and it also makes me want to do that with my own kiddos. How fun would it be for them to look back and see all their ornaments!
Thank you so much Ashley for being my guest blogger today and my friend everyday!!
Do you do an ornament tradition as well? If so I want to hear about it! How long have you been doing it? Who all is involved? Or is this something you want to start soon now that you've heard about it from Ashley?