Our very first Christmas as a married couple was a memorable one for a lot of reasons, but specifically I remember the tree. We were young and the tree took most of the tiny budget we had for the holidays. Once we got it home, my new husband spent the better part of the evening wrestling it into a tree stand and we discovered just how sappy those trees can be. And when it was finally standing in all its glory in the middle of our apartment, I quickly realized just how little we had to decorate it with.
Cue sad trombone.
Fast forward almost 25 years and we have enough ornaments to decorate multiple trees. They are big and small, glass and wood… but by far my favorites are those that are handmade or have a story to tell.