"" The Exhausted Mom: Holiday Traditions ~ Family Ornaments & Giveaway

December 11, 2012

Holiday Traditions ~ Family Ornaments & Giveaway

The holiday season is a time for traditions.  No matter the holiday that you celebrate at this time of year, everyone has traditions.  In this wonderful time of the year, I want to share some of the traditions that we have as a family....some that we have had since we were little, and some that we have created since we have been married.

Ornaments for our Christmas tree have been a family tradition since before I can remember.  Anywhere that someone travels to, instead of bringing back a t-shirt, we bring back ornaments.  I have long loved this tradition and look forward to opening the box of ornaments each year.  Decorating the Christmas tree takes longer in my house because I sit and reminisce about each one.  

I have taken this tradition and put a little of my own spin on it.  Since I have known my husband, I have purchased a personalized ornament for us.  Now that we are a family of 4, we have our family ornament tradition.  I've even begun buying them for other family members.  

Our yearly family ornaments

While at a craft fair in 2004, I found these adorable handmade, personalized, mini clay ornaments made by Cynde's Minis.  Since then, I look to Cynde to buy my family ornaments each year.  (Maybe I feel connected to her since she is a former elementary teacher!)  Each year Cynde adds a new ornament to her collection.  They are all so cute, it's hard to choose!

Cynde's Minis also has clay minis for other holidays as well.  And wait until you see the wedding cake toppers...if only I knew about them 9 years ago....

This year's newest addition to our tree! LOVE!

Do you want a personalized ornament from Cynde's Minis?  You can win one here!

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What holiday traditions does your family have?  I'd love to add new ones into my celebrations!



  1. These are adorable. We get at least one special new ornament for the tree each year. And like you it takes us a while to finish decorating the tree. I reminisce and the girls want to know all about the ornaments from before they were born! :)

  2. love her ornaments!!!! i look forward to them every year!!

  3. ME TOO! they are so cute, especially the little owl family and the xmas lights...love them!

  4. We have a family tradition to get a new ornament every year. I love these! Thank you for introducing me to them. Here is the one that I would choose.


  5. I love the Reindeer family of 5, so so cute!

  6. I like the 4 duckies


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