I have always loved ornaments. I had many that had been made by my grandmother and great-grandmother. Growing up, we would pick out an ornament each year that represented that year. As an adult, I had taken great pride in finding unique and interesting ornaments. Last year we got a cat ornament because our kitten suddenly died right before Christmas. Decorating the tree this year wasn't quite the same without those memories.
But, we have new ones. My mom sent me a few of her collection from my grandmother and great-grandmother. My sister sent me a few that she collected. My mom's book club collected ornaments from Virginia Beach so I would have some memories of the beach. We bought some Hallmark ornaments. One will start Kellen's ornament collection. Here are some of my favorites.