Years and years ago, my parents started a tradition where they bought a Christmas ornament when they went on vacation — something that represented where they’d been. I love looking at their tree every year and remembering all the fun trips we’ve been on. One of my favorites is a gorgeous little glass teapot that my mom and I picked up on our mother/daughter trip to Boston in 1998.
A brisket or ribs ornament would have probably been more appropriate to the trip, but they didn’t appear to sell those. Darn.
With all of the traveling that we’ve done as a couple so far, and plan to do with our children over the years, I hope to acquire a big collection of ornaments from all over the country and world. But for now, we have one.
Although these beauties from my parents trips, and other trips from my childhood, help make our tree special in the mean time.