12 Days of Christmas Activities – Day 5 Ornament Exchange #12JollyDays

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Our Christmas tree is filled with ornaments that represent us. Our family. Our memories. Throughout the year, we collect new ornaments to add to the tree. We buy an ornament at every travel destination. We have ornaments from our trips to Ocean City, Disney World, Disney Land, Chattanooga, and more. Our tree has an ornament marking each year that Mike and I have been married. There’s an ornament for each child’s first Christmas. We have ornaments from when we were kids. Ornaments made by us as a family or by Lucas at school. It’s a beautiful sight to see and it always brings up memories while we trim the tree. We talk about the places we’ve been or remember Lucas’ first Christmas or share stories of our own childhood.

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Each Christmas, we like to give each other special ornaments that mark a milestone or hobby. This year, we have several new ornaments. For Lucas – the gamer and baseball ornaments. Two of his obsessions.

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For Amelia – the sock monkey and Elmo ornaments. She is obsessed with Elmo lately!

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For Mike – the beer and griller ornament. Mike loves to brew his own craft beers and he can regularly be found at the grill or smoker making a tasty dinner for us.

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For Aries (our dog) – a beautiful chocolate lab ornament.

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For Family – a new “The Jollys” ornament marking each member of the family.

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For Me – the photographer and smartphone ornaments. These couldn’t be more perfect, right?!

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Exchanging ornaments is a special tradition that every family can do during the holiday season and will create lasting memories. You could host an ornament exchange party with friends or family, make homemade ornaments with the kids, or if you have an “elf” friend he or she can surprise everyone with a new ornament (our Elf Sherman does this every year, actually).

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Comments

  1. I would love to get the red racer piggy bank for my two year old! It is adorable. Thanks for the chance!

  2. I would love to receive the personalized winter wonderland stockings for my family! Love them. Our stockings don’t have our names on them.

  3. Trisha Burgess says:

    I love the knit argyle snowflake stockings!!