Every year, I get an ornament for HJ that symbolizes something about the past year. He hasn’t seen these ornaments, they are hidden away. Each ornament has a little note attached to it saying why that ornament has picked. The plan for the ornament box is that when HJ moves into his own house with a tree to decorate, I will give him this gift of meaningful ornaments.
This year, I picked an art theme. HJ can sit and color and draw for hours. I am amazed at how much better he has become at coloring in the past year. He even asked for a sketch book for Christmas. That is why I went with this ornament:
And who knows, maybe he will get a sketch book for Christmas!
What Christmas traditions does your family have? Does anyone else do an ornament box?