Starting A Holiday Ornament Tradition (and win an ornament from, ends 12/14)

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The first year I moved out on my own, I wanted a Christmas tree. But I was living in a second floor apartment, and I had no idea how to bring a tree up a flight of stairs. Never mind that I had no idea how to get a tree or get it back to my apartment. My friend had bought me a small tree (which was probably not for indoor living) when I moved five months before, so I decorated that.

When I showed people photos of that tree, they told me it was dead, so at some point, I got rid of that tree.

The next year, I bought a fake tree and that’s the same tree Pete and I used when we lived in our apartment. Now that we have a house, we went out this weekend and got our first real tree.

We put the ornaments on it earlier this week, and it was the first time that I hung the ornaments my mom got me onto my own tree. See, every year growing up, my mom purchased me and my brothers one ornament. I have one with a typewriter, which was from the first year I worked at a newspaper. One is of a bear playing a violin since I played for ten years. Each ornament is a trip down memory lane.

The year after Pete and I started dating, I started getting us an ornament a year from The first year was a suitcase with our vacations written on it. The next was North Carolina since we had just moved. We got another the year we were married.

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This year, our ornament is us in a silver car. Getting a new silver car was the biggest thing we did this year. We actually ended up getting a new (for us) car this year after ours was totaled when we were hit from behind on the way to visit Pete’s dad in Washington, DC for his 70th birthday. It was awful. But, by a stroke of a miracle, we made it back to North Carolina a few days later (which shocked the tow truck driver who eventually towed our car). My dad ended up lending us his car for four months until we eventually bought the new (for us) one.

So yes, this was by far the biggest part of our 2017. It’s a strange thing to immortalize on our tree forever if you think it’s about the accident and the new car. But it’s more about how we got to that point, how we were celebrating Pete’s dad and didn’t let it get us down, and how my dad was there for us when we needed it. That’s a great set of memories to remember forever. has a ton of ornaments so you can immortalize your biggest memories of the year. Or year’s past. If you didn’t get an ornament last year, don’t worry. The caligraphers at will personalize any ornament (that can be personalized, anyway) with the text of your choosing. That means you can have them write 2016 to make up for an ornament you missed last year.

The ornaments are really high quality and very durable, so if they fall, they won’t break. That’s great because I actually woke up this morning to a broken Christmas ball from 2010. The ornaments are very reasonably priced as well. Most are in the $14.95 or so range and if you purchase five, shipping is free!

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Feeling lucky? We are teaming with to give someone an ornament. The lucky winner can choose any personalized ornament from the website. The giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 14. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the winning email before another winner is selected. The winner must be a US resident who is 18 or older at the time of entry.

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  1. Chrisitne Yvonne Groce

    December 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I love Xmas ornaments; especially personalized ones. Please count me in to win. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Silvia Reid

    December 6, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    My favorite memory from 2017 would probably be my daughters starting Pre-K and Kindergarten. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Jackie

    December 7, 2017 at 8:17 am

    One of my favorite memories is my daughter’s college graduation. The Graduation Ornament – Blonde Female would be a great ornament for her.
    Thank you!

  4. Edye

    December 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I’d get the new car! My family got a new car :)

  5. Antoinette M

    December 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I would pick the graduation ornament (blonde female) for my daughter’s graduation in 2017.


    December 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I would say out road trip to Wisconsin this summer this was a great trip I would be the new car ornament

  7. Stephanie Phelps

    December 7, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I think my favorite memory this year was just spending time with our 1 year old granddaughter! I would get the Child with Teddy Personalized Ornament, Female, Blonde

  8. Leela

    December 8, 2017 at 11:50 am

    American Flag Ornament.

  9. jenny

    December 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    It snowed today in the south- very rare- I would love to get an ornament to remember that by!

  10. Katie Bellamy

    December 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I love the 2017 Snowflake Ornament | 4 Large Snowflakes the best!

  11. Laurajj

    December 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    My favorite memory this year was our little one starting baseball! Oh it was so fun to watch him play and learn all about it…and which way to run the bases! :) I would love to get him the personalized Baseball Ornament !

  12. cyndi br

    December 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    favorite memory is the family reunion we had this past summer. I would get a snowman ornament

  13. Elizabeth Painter

    December 10, 2017 at 11:12 am

    My favorite memory this year was spending the whole summer in Florida. With that being said, my favorite ornament and the one I would choose would be Beach belly bears family of 3.

  14. cheryl s

    December 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    We just got back from great family trip with both adult sons so I’d get something beachy to commemorate that

  15. Jessica Whitehouse

    December 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I like the family decorating the tree or a snowman family ornament. 2017 was the year of beginnings- my oldest graduated high school and started college and my youngest started kindergarten.

  16. Kathy Davis

    December 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    My favorite moment from 2017 was when I realized that I was going to make it through the year itself. I had two major back surgeries within 7 months with lots of complications. Home bound for a year so I am definitely looking forward to 2018.

  17. Monique Rizzo

    December 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    The Birth of my nephew- I would get the new baby ornament!!!

  18. Abigail

    December 13, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    My daughter had her first ballet recital – I might pick the Ballerina ornament!

  19. Christa Bengtsson

    December 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    My favorite memory is the bonfires this pat summer.

  20. Nancy

    December 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    The first year of our grandchild was the highlight of 2017 for us.

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