We recently put up our Christmas tree, and the kids marveled at some of the ornaments while we took them out of the boxes. There were ornaments from their Grandma, ornaments that they had made, ornaments that we painted together, and all of their favorites that they were just now seeing for the first time in a year. One of my boys mentioned while he was hanging them that “each of these ornaments is like a little memory”. And he was right…..
There were the memories of exchanging gifts with friends when the boys were small. There were the memories of making new ornaments when our box full of vintage and family ones were covered in mold from a flood in the basement. And there were memories that we didn’t have ornaments to commemorate, but we knew in our hearts were a part of our Christmas tapestry. Like the year we flew out last minute to spend Christmas in Colorado.
This time of year can feel hassled. Frazzled. Stressful. But in the end, if we are careful about it, our kids (and us) won’t remember that part. Because we will all be too busy making, sharing and reflecting upon the memories…..
This week is a good week to charge up your camera batteries, or just keep snapping away on your smartphone. Don’t forget to document those memories! For more info on capturing and preserving special moments in time, visit me at lifelensandlove.com