The Artigliere Christmas Memory Tree

Shared by resident Debbie Artigliere

From our first ornaments, Barbie in a wedding gown and “Our First Christmas Together,” to a Florida manatee ornament, we have created a Memory Tree for Christmas. On nearly every vacation, day trip or special occasion, we buy a commemorative Christmas tree ornament. They are usually not very costly, and easy to pack for the trip back home.

A new Christmas ornament adorns our tree each year. Unpacking the ornaments, we are reminded of the people, pets and places which have touched our lives in special ways. We are reminded each year of the blessings which have again flowed our way. Many hand-crafted ornaments from friends and relatives, past and present, remind us of love during this special season. Last year we were blessed with a new baby in our family…such a joyful season!

From a pink round ornament from Tony’s family tree to an incredibly special harp-playing cherub, our Christmas tree is filled with memories. With each new ornament, we are reminded of the years together and the love we have shared with others.
Merry Christmas to all.