As a child the most precious memories for me was Thanksgiving weekend when we would put up the decorations and tree. Sometimes my mother would start the week before since we had so many decorations and ornaments. By the time I was thirteen we would put up two trees. The one downstairs was where my mother hung all the ornaments we made through out the years while the one upstairs held the heirloom and keepsake ornaments. Both trees were special and gorgeous in their own way.
If you are looking for a Christmas tradition to share with your children and to pass down to your grandchildren then purchasing or creating hand-crafted keepsake ornaments is a memorable tradition. If your not the crafty type then there are many different types of keepsake ornaments you can purchase. I’ve put together a list of a few that are easy to find, affordable, and will go with any Christmas theme.
Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments
The Hallmark Keepsake Ornament is a popular ornament that is easy to find and affordable. They can be easily purchased on their website or you can find them at a local Hallmark store. They have ornaments that range from characters, such as, Disney characters, Barbie, Batman, and even Battlestar Galactica. The most popular is their countdown ornaments, which counts down the days until Christmas. They also have a series of Baby’s First Christmas ornaments which are adorable.
Carlton Cards Heirloom Ornaments
The Carlton Cards Heirloom Ornaments can be found at Christmas stores or antique malls/stores. They can be bought online through some stores, such as, The Thoughtfulness Shop website. They have an assortment of more classical ornaments, such as, “I Love Lucy”, Betty Boob, and Elvis. They also have a wide range of Baby’s First Christmas and traditional Christmas theme ornaments.
Precious Moments Ornaments
Precious Moments creates figurines and ornaments of teardrop-eye children. The creator Sam Butcher began drawing these figures which he called “Precious Moments” as gifts for family and friend s1 . Today, his “Precious Moments” artwork is one of the most recognized art in the world, which share a message of love and sharing. You can buy these ornaments on their website or at any Hallmark or collectable store. They have a variety of religious, Santa, and character ornaments for any collector as well as Baby’s First Christmas ornaments.
These are but a few keepsake ornaments which you can collect as heirlooms to pass down to your children and grandchildren. I recommend buying one a year, before you know it you’ll have two trees full of ornaments as well.
1 “History/Timeline.” PreciousMoments.com