A few days ago I posted a photo of some of my Christmas tree ornaments on Facebook, and I received a lot of comments and email. I thought I would follow up with a few more photos of my Christmas Tree ornament collection, and explain how they are connected to our family history. If you have a similar collection, or even just one or two tree ornaments that are related to your genealogy, please leave a comment or a link to your photos!
|Here are some ornaments I collected in Massachusetts.|
You can find these year round in gift shops at historic sites.
Left- Mayflower II in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Right- The Munroe Tavern in Lexington, Massachusetts
|This is the photo I posted on Facebook. The clothes pin minuteman is from|
the gift shop of the Munroe Tavern in Lexington, Massachusetts.
My Munroe ancestors fought in the famous battle in 1775.
The teapot came from Mount Vernon
|A schooner to represent the many mariners|
in my New England family tree
|This is Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii. |
It was a gift from the curator of Washington Place
|A Maine lobster pot, because there|
were many fisherman, clammers and lobstermen
in the family tree, too
|A homemade Hawaiian ukulele boy|
made from a clothes pin
from a cousin in Hawaii. Mele Kalikimaka!
|We found this in the gift shop at the|
Tower of London many years ago- in March!
Many souvenirs can be made into ornaments
|This was a Hallmark ornament from 1992,|
celebrating the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyage
|Another gift from a Hawaiian cousin|
|There is a German tradition to hide a pickle|
on your Christmas tree. The child who finds it
gets an extra Christmas gift.
|Just for fun, and for my New England roots,|
a Moose angel!
I hope you enjoyed this sampling of some of my ornaments. I hope you will share your collection, too!
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