Maryland Blogger: What are your memories as you decorate your Christmas tree?

What are your memories as you decorate your Christmas tree?

What are your memories as you decorate your Christmas tree?


When my wife, Dolores, selects ornaments for our Christmas tree, she recalls the history of each ornament. Since we have been married over 54 years, we’ve had the opportunity to collect many memories.  Some of the ornaments that we still use were decorations my mother used over 76 years ago.

Do you recall the history of the ornaments on your Christmas tree?  Some may be family treasures or gifts from friends that are no longer alive. These memories are not usually recorded and are easily lost in a single generation.

This may be a good time to record those memories to share with future generations.


Have a Very Merry Christmas!



Christmas Tree at Our Home IMG_2603

Canon PowerShot G11 Camera

Photograph by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 6 commentsRoy Kelley • December 19 2019 10:39PM



How lovely, and I am sure each ornament holds a special place in your memory banks, and it is fun  to reminisce.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 9 months ago

Hello Roy - what a special tree.  I think your idea about chronicling Christmas memories might be an interesting holiday conversation. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 9 months ago

I still have a miniature white picket fence that went around the base of the Christmas tree when I was a small child.  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 months ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

With every ornament I place on my tree, the memories come flooding back. I wish I had some from my childhood but I don't. My parents never saved any. Some of mine do go back from when I was first married though.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 9 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago