Make A Wish

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I bought these little mini wish ornaments from Red Envelope two  years ago and they have become one of my favorite traditions.

I absolutely love my Christmas ornaments.  My mom did this sweet tradition with me growing up so decorating my tree each year always brings back so many memories.

The wish set comes with 5 mini silver ornaments that say “Wishes” on the outside and “Do Come True” on the inside and little slips of paper to write your wishes on.

Each year when decorating our tree, each family member is going to write their wish for the upcoming year and hang it on the tree.  The 5th one is for a “family wish.”

I laughed out loud when I opened Emma’s wish ornament this year.   Her (then) 3 1/2 year old wish from last year was for…

A CUPCAKE

…and lucky for her, wishes really DO come true!

XO

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Sentimental Holiday Tradition

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{This is a repeat post from last year … Guess you can say I am in reruns with all the holiday bustle!}

My mom did this for me growing up, and it was so special, I wanted to pass it on.  I am doing the same thing for my girls.

Every year, my mom would pick up one new ornament for my sister and I, and she kept a list of each ornament and the year.   When we were older, we would choose our own.   A lot of times we would pick one up on a vacation, or something to remember a special thing we did during the year, or something that represented what we were into or loved at the time.

Then, as adults when we moved out and got our first Christmas tree on our own, my mom packed up all of our own oraments (in my case dating back to 1974!) and gave them to us.  I will never forget the year that I was a “real” adult in my own apartment with my first Christmas tree.   Being able to fill it with my childhood ornaments brought back so many memories was so special to me.  Certainly more meaningful that going out and buying a slew of random ornaments to decorate my tree.

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!

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