Post # 1
I was going to get DS an ornament every year for Christmas, and then he can have those ornaments for his own tree when he grows up. My husband thinks it’s a silly idea, especially since DS is a boy and he probably won’t care about ornaments.
Post # 3
I have the personalized ones that survived several moves, haha, as well as several I remember hanging on our tree that I used to like. I really love having them.
Post # 4
I LOVED getting my ornament every year 🙂 And while she was alive, my grandma did the same thing. i love it. DS might not care much about it in the future, but I bet his future wife will love it!
Post # 5
I have my childhood ornaments, and I love them. That being said, Darling Husband and I have a tradition of getting a new ornament every year, so our tree is starting to get a bit crowded. We started a new thing last year, where every year, I “retire” one of my old ornaments to make way for a new one. Obviously, I’ve started with my least favourites, LOL. It’ll take years to get to to my special favourites, and by then, I think we’ll be able to make a special exception.
With Baby on the way, I fully intend to get them their own special ornaments each year as well.
Post # 6
My grandmother always gets all of her grandchildren a new Christmas ornament every year – they stay in the packaging, in storage, until the grandkids get old enough to have their own trees. It’s brilliant – I will actually have some nice ornaments on my tree.
My brother didn’t care for years, but this year is his first year with his own Christmas tree, and he’s very grateful for the ornaments he does have!
Post # 7
I love having ornaments from my childhood. My parents picked them out when we were super little but once we were old enough, we each got to pick our own ornament for the tree each year. They relected our loves and interests at the time and I think they are so fun!
I don’t put all of them on my tree now (I’m not digging the wooden Disney ornaments for mine and DH’s tree) but I’m really glad to have them and will love showing them to my future children and continueing the tradition with them.
Post # 8
Absolutely! My mom got my brother and me each an ornament every year while we were growing up. My brother (who is almost 28) loves his childhood ornaments just as much as I love mine!
Post # 9
I love the idea. I grew up in foster care so I have very little childhood things that are ME specific. I would have loved to have these. I’m also pretty sentimental.
Fiance has some childhood things, a few toy story toys still in their boxes and he’s quite proud of them. He actually displays them in his office at work.
I don’t see the harm in doing this, worst case he won’t want them when he’s older. But they’ll be there if he does 🙂
Post # 10
Of course! How else are you supposed to start decorating your own tree when you go out on your own? I get a Cherished Teddy ornament and a snowman ornament from my parents every single year . . . STILL! My husband has the Hershey’s collection of little wooden ornaments. We will definitely be continuing this tradition.
Post # 11
I am 31 years old and still proudly hang my 1980’s rainbow brite ornament every single year!!
Post # 12
I definitely want to do this for baby! I think it is a great idea.
Post # 13
My daughter was due on Christmas and was born just before; she always gets a special ornament at Christmas. She loves getting them. I’ve got lots of ornaments from childhood (some at my house and some still at my parents’ house) and I love them – they’re a special little memory.
Post # 14
My uncle, who is also my godfather, has given me one every year since I was born. They are my most prized things. Seriously. I cherish them. Him and I are also godparents for my nephew and he’s been doing it for him too, and once he passes I’ll carry on that tradition.
Post # 15
My Mother-In-Law thought this was a brilliant idea when Darling Husband and his brother were young. She did the exact same thing that you’re planning and neither of them gives a crap about the ornaments. We don’t put them on our tree and probably never will. They’ll continue to take up space in our garage until I can get rid of them. My husband wouldn’t care if I tossed them now but my Mother-In-Law is weird about that kind of stuff so I’m holding onto them just in case she starts poking around.
This tradition would probably better serve a girl. Most boys aren’t sentimental. I have a box full of Christmas stuff from when I was a kid and I love the nostalgia.
Post # 16
@Puffthemagicdragon: I think it depends. Last year Future Mother-In-Law gave us DHs childhood ornaments and he was very excited to add them to our tree.