After 49 years of marriage, I find myself reflecting back on Our First Christmas together. With some decorations from each of our sets of parents, we created a tree full of childhood and shared memories. Our tree was eclectic, but it was ours, together. It allowed us to each have a piece of our past, and was the first compromise of our marriage.

Build The Story Of Our First Christmas

Our first Christmas tree embodied who we were as a couple and yours should, too. Combine your two pasts with the new, shared life. Personalized ornaments from can help you tell your unique story. For example, if your first date was to a movie theater, this adorable ornament might be just the ticket!

Our First Christmas Ornaments

I remember when he got down on one knee and I said “Yes!” I immediately began dreaming about what our lives would be like and hoping to grow old together. Commemorate your romantic proposal with a personalized engagement ornament that reflects the excitement of the moment, the memory of which you will cherish forever.


Celebrate Our First Christmas After Marriage


Our first Christmas celebration was spent with both of our families, reminiscing about our beautiful and joyful wedding day. A great foundation for building your memory tree are the wonderful memories from your marriage and the day you said, “I Do.” Getting started is easy, we have a generous selection of personalized wedding ornaments to remind you of the day when your union became official.

Don’t forget to represent your honeymoon! Whether you traveled to an exotic location or spent leisurely beach time, we have many ornaments to choose from that reflect your personal style. For most the thrill of the honeymoon comes from being together and learning about your new spouse as a travel companion. It is an exciting way to start-off the marriage!

Our First Christmas In Our First Home

Remember, a house doesn’t make a home. People make a home. Commemorate your first Christmas in your home whether an apartment, condo or single family house. With more than 5,000 ornaments at Ornament Shop, you can find a keepsake for all of your milestones.

Our First Christmas Traditions

The nicest part about our first Christmas was the beginning of new traditions that we started with each other that continued as we grew our family. It is your chance to create your own fun holiday customs. Purchase one of our Advent Boxes that start the gift giving December 1st. You can take the odd days and have your better half take the even days, or vice versa, and leave a small gift tucked inside for a daily dose of Christmas spirit. What fun it is to come up with clever ideas that are small enough to fit inside!


Ornament Shop also carries personalized stockings and stocking holders, tree toppers and other Christmas decorating favorites that will soon have your house looking merry and bright!

Your first Christmas together is a way to start anew with your spouse and begin creating memories for your tree that will tell your story. These keepsakes last a lifetime and will ignite wonderful reminisces every time you trim your Christmas tree. For those of you, like me, who have been married for a while, what’s your favorite first Christmas memory? For those at the beginning of your marital journey, what are you most looking forward to with your spouse? Don’t be shy! Sharing memories is trimming on the holidays that while intangible, is the essence. Post it on our Facebook page (, Tweet us @MyOrnamentShop or simply comment on this blog.

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