The Ornament Box: A Family Tradition
Our Family Holiday Box
A Treasure Chest of Love and Fun!
We get to open a treasure chest before every Christmas! Well, not exactly a chest filled with gold and jewels, but even better.
Our chest is filled with ornaments! Homemade ones and store bought ones, ones that jingle, ones that were gifts, ones from my childhood and ones from the places we visited.The chest is actually a heavy duty makeup/jewelry case, a vibrant fire engine red. My mom gave it to me years ago. Little did I know how it eventually would be used.
Our Ornaments on Display
Decorating the Tree
We are a Bahá'í family, so we get to celebrate all the holidays. Since both my husband and I grew up celebrating Christmas, we are delighted to share with our children the things we enjoyed; making cookies, singing Christmas songs, exchanging presents and going to a Christmas service with extended family.
This also includes decorating a tree. We never bought any fancy christmas balls or ornaments (although there is nothing wrong with that). Our girls made homemade ornaments for the tree. My mom over the years started giving us ornaments to take back with us after visiting her. My mother loves the holidays and she adorns every room in her house with beautiful decorations; some formal and stylish some whimsical and merry.
We started piling them in drawers and cardboard boxes. My Christmas items increased and started getting scattered. I needed a good place to keep them together. Then I remembered the case!
Here's Your Red Ornament Box - Other colors available too.
Hard case, tough to protect ornaments against other Christmas articles in your storage bin.
Some of Our Treasures
Make It Your Own
This is what we filled it with. You'll have your own precious gems to collect. Feel free to mix it up. Most of our ornaments fall into the following categories:
- peanuts (Charlie Brown)
- ones from my childhood
- music ones that were gifts from my students.
Opening the Ornament Box is now almost a ceremony. The girls happily grab their favorites to put up. We got some stringed lights and together with our treasures, our Christmas tree decorating is always a joyful, fun day.
More Ornament PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
More Jingle For Your Jangle
I LOVE these vintage looking elves. My favorite type of ornament (aside from my children's homemade ones!).