A pair of mittens that I got from AWANA (a kids' church program) in 5th or 6th grade. I cashed in the reward bucks I had earned and picked out this pair of mittens that still hangs on my tree.
A bell from the tables at our wedding reception:
Every year, my mom gives me the Mother-Daughter and the Daughter Hallmark ornaments. Here is one of them.
In 2010, I went ice skating for the first (and only) time in my life. I was TERRIBLE!! I held onto my friend Emily the whole time and couldn't move at all if I let go. Emily later gave me this ice skate ornament. It always makes me chuckle (and appreciate my sweet friend who kept me from falling.)
This "Joy" mug is such a tiny, little, nothin'-fancy ornament, but my grandparents gave it to me the last Christmas before my grandpa passed away. So even though it's a tiny, generic type of ornament, it means something to me.
The year we got married:
The year we found a toad in the crock of the sump pump:
An ornament that my grandma (who passed away in 1994) gave me as a child. I had a matching painting on my bedroom wall.
An ornament I got the last time I went to a Christmas tree farm with my parents:
The ornament that probably gives me the biggest chuckle every year is my black Christmas tree. A little girl that I babysat (she's now in high school) colored this ornament for me when she was just a little squirt.
Even though I don't follow the Pinterest or HGTV instructions for how to decorate a Christmas tree, I, for one, think that our memory tree is beautiful! Merry Christmas, Everyone!