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christmas ornaments tradition!

first…I wanted to tell you where I got about half my christmas shopping done at! Zulily!

zulily shopping


I love them! They have great varieties of everything! Truly something for everyone! and I don’t know about you..but Frozen stuff is SCARCE in my small town…and zulily has a ton of it!

and Right now they have a little red present on items to show you that it is guaranteed before christmas! woot!



okay..on with the show.


One of my most favoritest traditions is one my mom started! Each year in your stocking we got an ornament. Something that represents us for that year. If we did volleyball that year…or got our drivers license, I have a telephone one (I was 14!) After we got married my mom packed up all those ornaments and gave them to me to decorate our first little tree.


and I knew that looking at that little tree with all those memories on it would be a tradition that i would FORCE onto my kids!

christmas traditions an ornament each year

So each year I get to pick the PERFECT ornament for my kids to get each year. christmas ornament tradition

Like the year my daughter was Barbie Ro for Halloween

PicMonkey Collage jordan

or the year my son watched the cars movie literally EVERY morning. and would carry a blue Lightning McQueen and a red McQueen in each hand. PicMonkey Collage kaje ornament or the year my daughter was born PicMonkey Collage ornament

Some years i can’t find exactly what i want, so i get creative (picture me screwing an i-hook into a littlest pet shop head. Last year i even diyed my kids with sculpey (go HERE)


and it’s actually my kids favorite part about setting up the christmas tree–they each get a bag that is filled with their ornaments


(i also stick their homemade ones they make in school)


and they get to put them on the Christmas tree.
(and i make sure each ornament has the year on the back–just for posterity’s sake.)
I even started giving my husband ornaments so he can feel cool too….
i’m sure he would feel cooler if the cowboys would win more…just saying.
After the Christmas tree is up, we love to sit around and remember all the fun memories that are associated with it. It always ends up into an Ispy game!
I wouldn’t trade our little Christmas tree for the fanciest prettiest tree at pottery barn….I mean if I could have both that would be great…:)
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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.