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As I’ve mentioned before, it’s been a tradition in my family to decorate the tree with shiny glass ornaments covered in glitter. The folks at Old World Christmas (my favorite to collect) have recently released their 2010 designs, and I can’t help but drool:

I don’t just shop for my own tree; since the price isn’t very steep (usually less than $10 per), they make great little gifts for our friends. For the newlywed and newly-parented couples, these would make wonderful additions to their own trees…
Last year, my parents gave me a few to mark the new chapter in my life:  my first home. Included was a mailbox (for my first ever house address all by myself) and a tiny resemblance of the house. There are a few more that I’d love to add to my tree to signify what we’ve been up to this past year. Yep – they’ve got those too!
Also, new to OWC\:, collegiate ornaments. Things that we remember from “the good ol’ days”:  hoodies, banners, jerseys and footballs. I think we have room for them all on the tree!
And let’s not forget about Scott and Colby’s presence on the tree, too! Last year, I bought Scott a Clydesdale to mark his association with a certain well-known brand (he’s since moved to a different company). The beer ornaments are also reminders of our trip to Germany this year.
And since this is a wish list and not a shopping list (these suckers add up, so it’ll take time to get all of the ones I love), why not include a few that remind me of the holiday itself? Those wintry, festive days when all we need is a cozy place by the fire.
With each new turn in my life, I’ll be adding more ornaments to the tree. It’s my little way of marking the milestones we’ve reached and representing all of the twists and turns throughout the year. Do you have a similar tradition? What do you do to mark the year’s passing? I’d love to hear your stories!

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  1. I love these especially the Europe ones. Thanks for passing this along I am definitely going to buy some of them.