Holiday Ornament Traditions

Holiday Ornament Traditions
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I have every ornament that was ever given to me, and I treasure each one and the memories they hold. Giving family and friends ornaments each year is a wonderful tradition to start.
Look for unusual ornaments that have a special meaning or tradition behind them, and package them in a small sturdy box wrapped in beautiful paper. The following two traditions will give you plenty of ideas!

There is a German tradition that a new couple's Christmas tree should include 12 special ornaments to ensure their happiness during the coming years. Package the following ornaments in a special box for young couples in your family!

House for protection

Rabbit for hope

Teapot for hospitality

Bird for joy

Rose for affection

Fruit Basket for generosity

Fish for Christ's blessing

Pine Cone for fruitfulness

Santa for goodwill

Flower Basket for good wishes

Heart for true love

A glass grape ornament is also a German symbol of friendship. Giving this special ornament to a friend is a pledge of friendship, and makes a treasured keepsake as well.

I also think any of the bride's ornaments above would make special gifts on their own when wrapped and given to family and friends with a note explaining their symbolism.

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Brenda Hyde is a wife and mom to three who lives in the winter wonderland of Michigan. She is a freelance writer and editor of


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Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at


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