O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

I’m going to get my Christmas tree(s) this weekend. I’ve had offers from people to join me, but I think I’ll fly solo. I have a feeling I’m going to be quite particular, even more than usual.

Since it was decided that the family isn’t going to get together at my place this year, I’ve been thinking pretty hard about how I wanted to decorate my tree. I decided not to use the ornaments I inherited from Mom. Some of the ornaments are as old as I am, one for sure is older, and this will be my first year without having them displayed. The decision wasn’t as hard as one might think.

  • This holiday season is the 20th without Mom. It’s been almost as long since the family (and our holiday get-togethers) resembled anything close to what we were when she was here.
  • While the ornaments hold a lot of family memories, they also hold memories of relationships past.
  • 2015 was a year of growth and discovery for me. Retiring Mom’s ornaments is just another step forward.

Now… I just have to decide on final a theme for my tree(s) and go ornament shopping!

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2 Responses to O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

  1. Jeanne says:

    It’s good to change up the decorations now and then. Decorate your tree for you. You might end up with tons of decorations in a few years but yay for variety! lol.

    The past few years we haven’t put out our special ornaments but did this year. It was pretty cool going through them again and smiling with memories as we put them up. Maybe in a few years you can do that too!

    • Kit-Kat says:

      I’ve always loved reminiscing while I decorated my tree, but it’s time to make new memories. As I was telling Rach last night, I’ve always had a hard time letting memories be just that. This year has been so freeing for me as I let go of things. My “very own tree” is just another step forward.. I’ll be donating new ornaments that hold less sentimental value and preserving Mom’s old ornaments. I’ll bring them out again someday. In the meantime, I’m super excited about getting new ornaments! I have 2 trees planned so far. I can’t wait for you to see them!

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