It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I can't help it. The holidays are here, and we're gearing up to decorate the house.
Over the past couple of weekends I've spent several hours decorating the garland for the mantle and wreaths, as well as working on some florals for the table.
Anyhow, we have a long standing tradition in our family. Every year, we each pick out a single special ornament. We even purchase one for each of the dogs.
This tradition began when the kids were babies. Although they didn't understand what I was doing, it was always special to me. To see their eyes light up at all the pretty decorations and colors was, and still is, a delight. Now when November rolls around they're ready to get their ornament.
There is only one rule: One special ornament each.
It is, but because of the choices, the decision making can take some time. On average, it takes an hour if not more to choose these ornaments. There is no limit to the choice. It is based on our individual preferences, and makes no difference if they match any other ornament. This makes for a fun and interesting tree.
Lisa M. White
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