Tuesday, February 04, 2014
I consider myself a practical person, so when I travel, I usually choose a small, useful souvenir to remind myself of the places I've visited. Two of my favourites are coffee mugs and tea towels. DH buys a lot more souvenirs than I do; but lately, since we've started travelling with only carry-ons, he's begun to buy shot glasses.
We also choose one Christmas ornament each from our trips. I choose angels or crosses, he prefers something with the name of the place and, if possible, the year. It's really fun getting these special ornaments out each year and remembering the places we bought each one.
Our home, like our tree, is eclectic... or cluttered... depending on the taste of the viewer. I look at magazine articles featuring designer Christmas trees and perfectly-decorated rooms and am sometimes envious. Only sometimes though, because when I look around and see the things we love,,, pictures of our children, things which belonged to our parents and grandparents, plants, favourite books and dvd's, I want to be surrounded by these things, because to me they are love.
What do you collect? Are you sentimental about things that have been passed down in your family? And what do you plan to do with these things if they don't matter to your children?
That's what we are trying to figure out right now!
Looking forward to your comments,