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. [https://ralietravels.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/christmas-tree-travel/]
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.
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