When we honeymooned two Novembers ago, the wife and I made an iron-clad pact to spend each subsequent anniversary away from home. We’re not big souvenir collectors around here, but when we spent our first year celebrating in Nashville, we found the ultimate memento in this Christmas ornament.
It seemed we were on to something. And then we had our a-HA moment: find a symbolic ornament in each new anniversary destination and chronicle our yearly travels with pint-sized baubles. Lucky for us, our annual trips fall during the first and second weeks in November, so it’s right around the time stores are beginning to hawk their holiday wares. Of course, this year was no exception when we spotted this too cute polar bear during our day trip to the San Diego Zoo.
And using a fine point Sharpie, we took an extra minute to note the anniversary and year.
With all this talk of ornaments, you might be wondering what our tree ended up looking like this year. We were a bit later than usual getting our holiday affairs in order, but we finally got around to putting up the tree and kicking out the Christmas jams last Monday. Here she is in all her simple glory.
So, spill it friends: what are your holiday traditions? Anything unique or particularly embarrassing to share, or is everyone on the straight and narrow? We’d love to hear about it!