Christmas Travel Memories:  Part 1, the United States


U.S. tree, 2015

U.S. tree, 2015

This post, I confess, is somewhat selfish.  It is more of a trip down memory lane for Alie and I than one of broad interest.  But perhaps you will enjoy the idea behind it, and readers from countries who do not share our Christmas customs might still enjoy the photos of some unusual Christmas ornaments.

In a 2011 post , I wrote about our custom to decorate our Christmas tree with souvenir ornaments.  The ornaments bring back fond memories when we hang them on the tree, again when we take them down in January, and for the rest of the year, they don’t have to be dusted.  []

We have visited all fifty U.S. states but need to go back to several visited before we started collecting ornaments.  In some cases, when no ornament was available, we fashioned our own from key chains, etc.

Today’s post, part 1, is a sample of those ornaments.  Next week, we look at international trips.

Click on photos to enlarge.


About ralietravels

Ray and Alie (Ralie) are a retired couple who love to travel. Even during our working years, we squeezed a trip in whenever we could, often when we had to stretch the budget to do so. We have been fortunate to vacation in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada and one territory and a little more than 50 countries. We like to drive, but we particularly love to travel back roads to find unusual sights, people, and experiences.
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8 Responses to Christmas Travel Memories:  Part 1, the United States

  1. Roselinde says:

    Is the one from Iowa an ice cream ornament? Yum! 😛


  2. JohnRH says:

    Great post. M’lady collects ornaments when we travel so our tree is similar.


  3. luss006 says:

    Interesting. We are going to that as well. Thanks for inspiration!


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