1) Ornaments for the Jesse Tree. Our Christmas tree is our Jesse Tree this year. We are using a Ann Voskamp's Advent devotional to prepare us to celebrate our Savior's birthday (you can get a free downloadable devotion book with ornament print outs included here).
|Christmas tree @ Sweeneys house in AZ|
2) Our yearly meaningful ornaments. Each year we get an ornament from Bryan's mom that represents that particular year in our lives. The Christmas tree at their house may not be color coordinated and matched with the rest of the decor... but every little ornament tells a story, carries a special memory, reminds of the moments past. I could stand by that tree for hours and just listen to the stories of what these ornaments represent.