Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Blog Every Day In May - Christmas Ornaments

It may seem odd to be discussing Christmas ornaments in May, however, when we travel any time of the year, we're always on the lookout for new Christmas ornaments to add to our collection. We started this tradition our first trip together and have amassed quite a collection. When it's time to decorate the Christmas tree, we get to remember the many trips we've taken and the places we've been. It's a wonderful trip down memory lane!

I have a small box in the guest room closet where I store the ornaments we collect each year, so the new ones are always the first ones on the tree. So far this year, we've added two new ornaments to our collection. The first one we picked up when we finally stopped at the Sam Houston Statue on I45.

The other we picked up at the gift shop at Johnson Space Center. We have an ornament from our previous trip to the Space Center, however this one is different. I always mark the date somewhere on the ornament, so it's definitely ok to have more than one from any given location.

What types of items do you collect when you travel?

Today I'm linking up with Cate and her challenge to blog every day in May.


Karen said...

We also have a collection of ornaments we've picked up on our travels. We've been weeding out some of the ornaments the last few years---the collection is too big for the tree, but none of the travel ones will be discarded. I love to think back to the trips we took when they were purchased.

Cheri said...

I have ornaments for Hawaii and Disney World but that's it. And I did buy the girls Ocean City ornaments one year so they'd have that remembrance of our family vacations there when they start decorating their own trees. For some reason I never think of the practical things when we are looking at souvenir shops!

Sian said...

We try to collect Christmas ornaments too. And then of course we love to tell the same stories about them every year when we unwrap them and hang them up

alexa said...

I adsmire your forward thinking - what a great idea to have this to rmeember in December. I'm hopeless on the collecting front, I'm afraid.

Becky said...

We collect Christmas ornaments on our travels too!

Cate Brickell said...

I love that you can buy ornaments any time of year! In Australia, people are a lot more conservative about Christmas, if tourist venues started selling Christmas ornaments, I think half of Australia might have a heart attack (and the other half might shop til they drop!)