Most of my cherished Christmas traditions are deeply rooted from my childhood. My favorite tangible holiday tradition is our travel Christmas tree. This tradition was started by my parents during our family vacations. Before each trip was over, we would stop by a tourist gift shop and find an ornament. In an ideal world, these ornaments would say the name of the location and year we visited. More often than not, we would settle just for the name of the location. Once or twice we even had to fashion an ornament out of a keychain! As I grew older and began traveling on my own, I continued the tradition. Now, my husband and I collect travel Christmas tree ornaments on our adventures. This year, we decorated our tree mainly with our collection of travel ornaments. We only have a small apartment tree this year as we always travel across the country to be with our families for Christmas.

Now, my husband and I collect travel Christmas tree ornaments on our adventures. This year, we decorated our tree mainly with our eclectic collection of travel ornaments. Some years, we don’t even put up a tree as we rotate Christmas holidays with our families in Wisconsin and Nevada. As a result, I have no idea where many of our ornaments are these days. About a year ago, we moved into our new house and still have many unpacked boxes. I sure hope they are in one of those boxes!

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