We have a lot of ornaments and most of them are special to me. Many were given to us as gifts, so those of course are sentimental. We also have the "baby's first Christmas" ones that always make me nostalgic. I won't, however, bore you by sharing every single ornament on the tree. I'll just mention a couple favorites.
The Swarovski Crystal Co. has a line of snowflake ornaments. They release a new one each year and, like real snowflakes, no two are alike. Since Rod and I have been married, we have bought a snowflake each year. We have been married ten years now, so this Christmas is our eleventh snowflake. By the time we have been married fifty years, our entire tree will be snowflakes.
Back in 2004, we discovered that we were pregnant for the first time (with Will) the weekend after Thanksgiving. We decided to hold off on telling our families until Christmas. While I was out doing some Christmas shopping a few weeks before Christmas, I found this ornament. It is a little crib. On the pillow it says, "Parents To Be." The star in the mobile says, "2004." I had to buy it! I brought it home, but we didn't want to hang it on the tree, because we were afraid someone would see it and the secret would be out. We put it on top of our entertainment center. Whenever anybody came over, we would move it around and hide it behind pictures. I will always cherish this ornament because it immediately takes me back to not only the joy of my first pregnancy, but the excitement of having our big secret!
Those are just a couple ornaments that will always be special to me. I look forward to adding to our collection as the crew grows.