Before you go buying all those color coordinated glass ornaments this year, first take a look at these unique Christmas ornaments! The best part? You’ve already got them in your house! These may seem like weird ornaments to some, but they’ll be special to you.
If you were around here last year, you may remember my Christmas tree is not what many would consider a “pretty” tree.
I don’t color coordinate.
I don’t have a whole lot of beautifully detailed ornaments.
There aren’t even many breakable ones on there.
But it is filled with meaningful ornaments – some that aren’t even supposed to be ornaments.
And many are unusual.
But so am I.
Today, I’m going to chat about some of our meaningful, but also unusual Christmas ornaments. The great thing about these, besides them being sentimental of course, is that you’ll only have to go as far as your own home for them.
Special Christmas Ornaments
1. Baby Shoes
I’m not one to get the kid’s shoes bronzed. I’ve never really been a fan of that. However, those very first Nikes of hers I will keep forever. Her first pair grace our tree (complete with dirt) every year.
2. Sentimental Family Heirlooms(?)
Ok, so glasses aren’t technically considered an heirloom. However, these were my Grannie’s glasses that were in her beloved Cadillac Sedan Deville. They usually stay in a tray in my office so I can look at them and smile every once in a while, but during Christmas I like to put them on the tree so everyone can enjoy them.
Speaking of that Cadillac, there’s the key that opened its door. Us southerners tend to get attached to vehicles very easily. We can usually tell you exactly what make and model we were driving when we learned to drive a stick shift (1989 Chevrolet Cheyenne Long Bed Truck), caused our grandfather to beat on the dash because he thought we were going to run off the mountain (1994 Dodge Dakota), got pulled over for the first time (1989 Cadillac Sedan Deville), and ran into the ditch and couldn’t get out (2003 Dodge Ram 1500).
P.S. – I think a special key and tag like this would make a great gift!
4. Special Toys
These keys have been around for as long as I can remember. I played with them at my grandparent’s house as a kid and my dad and uncle did too.
Anyone else remember the snap bead necklaces? When I was a little girl, my dad and I would go and buy my great-grandfather his groceries every week. He would usually give me a dollar to two to get something, and I always opted for these bead necklaces.
5. Cake Toppers
Fun Fact: Mine and Grunt Labor’s cake topper was what you see above – a Barbie and GIJOE figurine. Instead of them staying in a box all year long, they are on the tree. I’m sure you could take a normal cake topper too and nestle it into the Christmas tree. Heck, you could even make it your tree topper!
6. Small Stuffed Animals
It just occurred to me that this probably falls under toys. Whatevs. When I was a little girl, my grannie would put stuffed animals on the Christmas tree for me. These are two of the ones she put on the tree for me and I still put them on my tree every year. My daughter loves these animal ornaments.
7. PEZ Dispensers
These aren’t quite as meaningful as the rest – besides the fact that I just love Batman – but they are pretty fun. At a yard sale a few months back, I found a box full of PEZ dispensers for a quarter each. I snagged this Batman one and a few other favorite characters that are gracing my Christmas tree. And really – who doesn’t just love PEZ candy? It kind of takes you back to your childhood, right?
What are your favorite unique ornaments on your Christmas tree?
Looking for more unique ways to decorate for the season?
DIY Stocking Holders – not your average stocking holders. 😉
Vintage Storybook Garland – my family adores this Christmas tree garland featuring pages from holiday storybooks. It’s so easy to make too!
How to Make an Elf Hat Tree Topper – a super fun craft for kiddos!
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