Christmas is a time of traditions. And I feel like every year I want to start more and more. One of my favorite Christmas activities is a newer tradition that I have gotten to participate in for the last 4 years. Our annual Relief Society ornament exchange! I have to say it is always so much fun. First you have the days leading up to the event where you search high and low for just the right ornament. One that at least ONE person will like, one that will be stolen (hopefully multiple times), and one that will go home with someone who loves it. Or maybe that is just what I do, not that I am competitive at all. No. Not me.
Anywho, I always have a blast. And last night was no exception. I got to sing lots and lots and LOTS of Christmas carols. I listened to a beautiful new song I had never heard before and LOVE. And I got to have lots of good conversations with some ladies whom I have never really gotten to talk to before or haven't gotten to talk to enough! So it is a un-traditional tradition, but it is one of my favorites. What are some of your favorite un-traditional traditions? I love learning new ideas!
I took five of these silver jingle bells as my ornament, and I loved them so much I got 2 for my own tree!
I came home with this peace sign that I love. I wasn't seeing anything I liked until this one. At one point I had a very, very nice Willow Tree nativity scene ornament, but I am really trying to collect ornaments for when I get to have just a color themed tree, and this one was perfect! My first choice!