It’s a family tradition in our home to buy our kids their own Christmas ornaments each year. I’m actually continuing the tradition that my mom started for me. Because she gave me an ornament every year of my childhood, when I got married and left home, I had a whole collection of ornaments to decorate my own tree.
This is my first Christmas ornament that my mom bought for me waaaay back in 1972!
Every year when I hang it, I think of her selecting that baby in the cradle when I was just six months old.
When my son was born, I started this tradition for our own family with this Lenox rocking horse.
Every year I add an ornament to their collections. I always do my best to find something that is either personalized with their names or that represents one of their interests. I label them with the year and write a little note about why we chose that one. It’s so much fun to open them every Christmas and share the stories with the kids. Now that they are bigger, they remember them and add their own stories to the mix.
This year their ornaments came from Lisa Leonard Designs! Take a look!
New to her holiday collection this year are these My Holly Ornaments. Each ornament measures hangs about 3” long and is strung from sheer red ribbon, and each initial can be customized with a special name. The year is on the back of the holly so you will always remember the occasion!
Lisa lovingly sends each ornament in a linen bag along with a card sharing a sweet sentiment.
We will treasure these ornaments forever! Thank you, Lisa!!
Now for a little holiday gift for you!
Receive 15% off your order at Lisa Leonard Designs between now and December 5th with the coupon code ‘hollyjolly’!
What are you waiting for?? Go forth and shop!
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