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Jodi's Christmas Traditions

by Jodi Wilton | December 12, 2011

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans!

Every year there is always so much to do at Christmas time in our house.  Between family events, shopping, and decorating, the most important and favorite tradition of mine is "remembering" Christmas Pasts.  When we decorate our Christmas tree, almost every ornament has a story. The tradition started when my husband and I moved back to Canada from New Zealand and we were celebrating our first Christmas together.  We decided to each buy a ornament, and every year we will add a new ornament. We label each ornament with a date on it! When our family started to expand, we had our kids pick out an ornament each year.  Now that they are getting older, it is fun and exciting to see there faces each time they put an ornament on the tree. 

Here is my daughter, Taylor's first Ornament from last year (my favorite!)

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This one has been a favorite of my son, Josh's since he first picked it out when he was two years old! He is five now, and still plays with it:

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My last ornament I would love to share with you, which I am sure a lot of you can relate with. I lost my sister in a car accident in 2007.  Christmas was her favorite time of the year, and the only holiday I usually got to spend with her.  When she came for her last Christmas with us, she brought an ornament for our tree, it was a "Chicago" ornament.  The first Christmas following her passing, I bought a special angel ornament.  There will always be a special part of my sister with us on Christmas.

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I hope you got a glimpse into the stories from three of my favorite ornaments (and my favorite December Tradition!)   Happy Holidays Ruby Rock-it Fans!

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