Just about every family has one hanging on their Christmas tree year after year. It's a staple of their decorations every December. It makes them smile and remember back to a certain stage in their family's life. And no, I'm not talking about the time you had to forcibly pull your cat out of your Douglas Fir when it tried to munch on the popcorn strings.
I'm talking about the "Baby's First Christmas" ornament.
You get the picture.
You or your parents probably still have it stored away every year, and take it out to hang next to your family's dog ornament, your (insert favorite sports team here) ornament, the ornament you picked up on your family trip to the Hoover Dam, or the ornament your kid(s) made in Kindergarten.
This year, Karin and I started hanging up some of our own childhood ornaments now that we have enough room in our new apartment for our "big tree." And one of the ornaments she found was my "Baby's First Christmas" ornament. Adorable, right?
|Baby JGHue - approx 4.5 months old|
While I may seem to be making fun of these kinds of ornaments, that's not completely the case. The truth is that I cannot wait to commemorate every milestone in our future baby's life - and I know we'll find an awesome ornament for Baby Hue come next Christmas.
However, now that I see the ornament from my first Christmas in 1985, I wonder if they make a "Baby's 30th Christmas" ornament. Hmm...