My ornament collection is HUGE and pretty eclectic, and our tradition is to add something new every year to our tree. Most of the ornaments have some special connection to places, or people, or events. And hanging those every year is a fun way to remember. Some of my other favorites are these 2 photo ornaments from the 1980s when my girls were little. I have new ones this year for grand-kid photos but I need to print smaller photos to fit before I can hang them.
I have given my girls each a new ornament every year since they were born, and now I'm doing the same with the grand-kids too. This has been a tradition that I've enjoyed and I hope they get some enjoyment from it as well. This year we've NOT hung many of the special ornaments because so many are fragile - and we'll have 2 toddlers and 2 crawlers at our house for Christmas. So we mostly kept the fragile things put away for another year and that is OK. But I had lots of fun looking at them as I sorted through ornaments.
Do you have any favorite ornaments? I would love to hear about them.