5 Christmas Ornament Traditions
“Ornaments are like memories on branches”
For the holiday season every year, we always watch Christmas movies with our families. The best ones were always the Hallmark movies and one particular movie inspired us this year, The Christmas Ornament.
In this wonderful movie where a woman falls for a man and finds her love for Christmas again, she shares her story of her love of ornaments and the tradition she shared with her husband who passed away.
An ornament tradition is a perfect way to bring magic back into Christmas.
“We’re all kids at Christmas. You just have to forget about the hype and hold on to the fun.” Christmas is different as we get older, yes, but the older you get the more the memories and the traditions are what bring the Christmas spirit alive and what bring love and joy into our hearts.
As we get older the hype for Christmas just isn’t there for us, it is no longer about Santa, the presents, and the mystery behind the magic.
The magic never disappears. It is always there, you just have to look for it…or even better you get to be a part of making it.
You can create your own magic at Christmas by creating new memories and carry about old ones.
So whether you already have your own traditions or are looking for new ones these Ornament Traditions can be the perfect way to add more cheer into the holiday spirit this year.
Here are 5 Ornament Traditions to start with your loved ones this year:
- Memory: If you haven’t already seen The Christmas Ornament, then this is the perfect way to start off a new tradition. Watch the movie and then go to an ornament store and carry out the tradition with your own family. Whether you gift the ornament to a loved one or go with the whole family to each pick out their own, find an ornament that represents a memory from that year. If you go with your whole family have each member pick out their own ornament to represent a memory from that year and if you decide to gift the ornament to a loved one find an ornament that represents a memory you share together.
- Ornament of the Year: Find an ornament that represents the year you just had or find an ornament to represent the year you hope to have next. Share this tradition with a loved one and again you can find an ornament that represents the year you’ve had together or represents something you hope to do together the next year and surprise them with the ornament.
- Handmade: Make your own ornaments. Now decorating the house with lights, going and getting a tree and decorating it, baking cookies, wrapping presents, and now adding MAKING ORNAMENTS, are you crazy?? YES. HELLO, IT’S CHRISTMAS! Making your own ornaments can be fun for everyone and not only will you have the most precious ornaments to hang on your tree, you are creating more memories. After making one or two ornaments to hang on your tree every year think about years from now when you look at that tree and see all the different ornaments you and your family have made over the years will make your tree beyond special.
- 25 Days of Ornaments: The biggest ornament challenge of them all. A countdown ‘til Christmas eh? How about making 25 ornaments ‘til Christmas. From December 1-25th you will be making one ornament a day until Christmas. Make it even more difficult by putting a spending limit a day on materials, try and use whatever you can find and get creative.
- Recordable Ornaments: We LOVE these ornaments. You get to record your own messages and when you press the button on the ornament, it plays your message. This has to be the sweetest ornament, whether you have your kids record a message every year or you do for a loved one, your voices will be able to be heard near or far through your ornament. Your kids will be able to hear themselves grow up through these ornaments or imagine being able to hear the voice of a loved one who passed away again. Literally being able to record a memory into an ornament that can be cherished for a lifetime.
Going to an ornament store and being on the hunt to find the perfect ornament and when you get that feeling once you found that perfect ornament (and can’t believe how perfectly it fits with you) or making your own ornaments to create a preciously decorated tree or even creating a challenge to get the whole family together…however you create your own memories and traditions with your family, ornaments will forever be a way to display love on Christmas.
Ornaments are precious, but they are just ordinary objects without your memories and your love behind them.
Creating new traditions with your family and your loved ones are a great way to start new memories and pass them down so those memories will never be forgotten.
We hope these ideas help you find a way to bring more fun and spirit into your holiday season and allow a way to create more memories with your loved ones.
Now it is your turn, share with us below your holiday traditions! Do you have any traditions with the ornaments on your tree?
& finally, share with us what is your favorite ornament and why.