Nearly a decade ago, I began collecting ornaments for my Christmas tree as I found ones I liked along my travels. It started out as a fairly sporadic collection, but over time has turned into something I seek out in every new country, adding a few new ones to hang on my tree each year.
For the first time in years, I didn’t have a new one to add to my tree, but I still got to enjoy all the memories of my past travels as I hung these beautiful ornaments on my ‘Travel Tree’.
Over the years, when I found Christmas tree ornaments that I liked on travels I’d take them home as souvenirs. It started as a fairly sporadic collection, but over the past few years, I’ve tried to find ornaments from each trip to add to my Christmas Travel Tree.
Ornament from my Habitat for Humanity build in Costa Rica
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
A windmill from the Netherlands
Christmas Travel Tree
Our tree filled with travel ornaments
Paris Disneyland, Macau and a travel sign featuring places I’ve been
Swam with the manatees and then got this ornament in Crystal River, Florida
Sugar skull from Mexico, Santa’s airplane, Jamaica and Florida.
Ornaments from South Korea, New York City and St. Lucia
A souvenir from our trip to Disney World for Halloween