It is the perfect type of celebration for a group wanting to celebrate the happy couple, but at the same time not expecting the guests to purchase large gifts. Each guest simply brings an ornament of their choosing. (And I can only imagine how bare the house would have felt our first Christmas without these special decorations!!)
I take special care to package the ornaments away safely each year, and have even included the gift tags just in case I need a little reminder, although I find I instantly remember the giver of each. Here are a few of our very favorites:
|Blue and White Hearts from Vietnam|
|Needlework Egg from Salzburg|
Although this ornament is not from the shower, I love it! This was from my grandparents collection from the first year they were married.
I love the fact that our tree is not only a symbol of the love between Hubby and me, but also my tennis family and me. I find myself thinking of those special people not just as we decorate, but throughout the entire season, each time I gaze at the tree.