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The Memory Tree

December 10, 2009

We have a quite a few Christmas traditons (and quirkiness) in our family. Starting with the Memory Tree. Our Christmas tree was renamed to the memory tree a few years ago by one of my sons as he stood back to admire the finished project.

The Memory Tree

The tree, with its sparkling lights and red and gold ornaments, is also weighed down with star-shaped, cardboard frames housing photos of toothless children with huge smiles.  Hand-made reindeer ornaments, Christmas wreaths (that look like little bird’s nests), hand-painted ceramic snowmen, and hanging candy canes made from toilet paper rolls are scattered around the tree.

Every time we put up the tree, with all of its school-day art projects hanging from the branches, we’re reminded of days gone by. Of family. Our family. And the memories we’ve created along the way.

No matter how tattered and worn some of ornaments are (our oldest son is 24), and become, we will proudly display them on our memory tree. It’s tradition.

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  1. December 10, 2009 3:23 pm

    I always look forward to seeing my parents tree for the very same reasons. My mom proudly puts up my awkward ornaments every year. 🙂

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