A Way to Remember

photo (5)Hi, all! Jennifer here.

I finally have my tree up. We decorated it last night! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect time—it was snowing out and I made hot chocolate. It made me want to curl up with a nice Christmas book afterwards. In fact, we have TWO up for giveaway here on the Heart-Shaped Glasses blog! Imagine that!

One of things I love to do each year is collect an ornament from where we have vacationed or taken a trip to during the year. We have ornaments from Montana, Bermuda, Martha’s Vineyard, Puerto Rico,  Wyoming, Maryland, Rhode Island, Chicago, Seattle, and more! It always brings a smile to my face when I unwrap one and remember where I bought it. It’s just one of those little traditions that serves as a nice memory of the years we traveled together.

Hope everyone has a nice memorable Christmas too. 🙂

Do you collect ornaments from places you visited? If not, do you collect other things as a remembrance?

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Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

6 Responses to A Way to Remember

  1. Moira says:

    That is awesome Jennifer. I don’t collect ornaments from different places I visit, but I do have ornaments that were given to me from my childhood. My grandmother used to give each grandkid a new ornament every year. As we’ve gotten older, my parents now do this for my kids. We opened one the other day to put on the tree and it was one of the first ones I’d gotten as a child. The boys response? Man that’s old.

    Only through the mouth of babes. 🙂

    Great memories though!

  2. I do pick up ornaments from places I visit. I bought a cute cowboy boot ornament in Sante Fe NM. It brings back the memories of how much fun we had during that visit every time I hang that ornament,

  3. Sutton Fox says:

    We collected coffee cups from places we’ve travelled for years. I’ve got a whole shelf full. But lately I’ve been thinking about changing collectibles. Thanks for the great idea, Jennifer. With the ornaments I can pass them to the kids. With coffee cups, not so much. LOL!

  4. I have a couple of ornaments from a trip to Turks & Caicos last year, and I was just thinking about how I wish I had more ornaments from our travels. It’s a good way to have a memento without cluttering up the house. 🙂

  5. Bethanne says:

    Truly, I don’t remember one year from the next very well. I love the idea of ornaments as reminders. 😀

  6. Oh, you’re tree is so pretty! I always buy an ornament when we go somewhere on vacation too and I usually buy an ornament every year that represents something to the family. I love opening the box of ornaments every year and remembering. 🙂

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