When I first got married my mom gave me most of my ornaments that we had on her tree. But at the time I decided to only have a "pretty" tree and not put up the mix-match ornaments. I am pretty sure it hurt my mom's feelings. I maybe even remember her telling me that I should save them because one day I would want them. I guess (once again) she was right.For the last 7 years we have put up a pretty simple "pretty" tree without any ornaments except the generic red and gold. I've always had my sentimental ornaments in the box but didn't want them to mess up my tree. Well, this year Presley found them and was so interested in them. She loved how fun and cute they were. So this mommy gave in and decided we'd put up some sentimental ornaments for the first time ever.
I can't tell you how excited both girls have been looking at all of the ornaments. They ask who's each one of them are and where they came from. They just love them so much. I am so glad I finally decided to be sentimental and put up all of the ornaments...ugly or not!
I've never considered myself very sentimental. I'm never one to keep things "just because". I think it's because I've moved so many times and it was just a pain to keep up with stuff. But now that I have my own girls I've gotten much more sentimental. So no matter how "ugly" my tree might be, as long as the girls enjoy it we will keep on putting up all ornaments.