A few weeks ago, I wrote about souvenirs and mentioned my Christmas ornament collection. Well, this week we were able to get the tree up and fully decorate it.
One of my favorite things to look for while traveling is the perfect Christmas ornament. I try to find ornaments that remind us of our travels in a certain place as a family. I have a special place in the closet where I collect all of my new ornaments throughout the year, we gather them up when we add them to the ornament collection. Sometimes I wish my house was big enough to put up two separate trees–one for special family ornaments and one for our travel ornaments! In the past, we have been buying one family ornament, but from now on I would like to start purchasing an ornament for each of my children as well so that when they eventually leave the house they can take them with them. Here are some of our family favorites:
This is the very first ornament my husband and I picked out together. We got this little guy on our honeymoon to New Orleans in 2000. Ever year since, this ornament has a place of honor on our tree. It is the last ornament that we hang up and it is the last ornament that we take down!
Bought at a Christmas Market in Salzburg, Austria:
We bought this ornament at the Yellowstone grocery by Old Faithful (right before I shattered an entire bottle of wine all over the place because I thought that my husband had grabbed the bag from me…oops!).
Bought at our visit to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN:
Bought in Amsterdam:
Bought in my hometown, Pensacola-home of the Blues:
Bought in Yosemite:
I love how this guy is climbing up the helicoptor. Bought in Frankfurt Germany:
Bought at Hershey’s Chocolate World:
I bet you can’t figure out where this ornament came from…heeheehee…just kidding!
Bought in Jackson Hole (after my daughter pitched a fit in the middle of the park near the elk horn entrance!):
Bought in San Francisco of course!
Bought in Washington DC:
Bought in London:
Kindly stop by Photo Friday at DeliciousBaby to see what other travelers are taking pictures of this week!