This year while packing up Christmas, I decided to seriously sort and organize our decorations.  We enjoy a collection of beautiful glass blown ornaments, some which have sentimental value and others that are simply pretty on the tree.  As I carefully packed them away, I labeled the most precious boxes in which they sleep all year with the following:

~ Where or when we found the treasure

~ Which child gets this (you know, when they are cleaning out their parent’s belongings…)

Morbid thought?  No!  Organized preparation!  Our daughter loves to cook and we have several foodie ornaments.  Our son loves color and unique art and he gets the ornaments that fit his personality. 

Through the years, we will continue to adorn our tree with these baubles, but they are organized, labeled, and when the day comes, our kids will appreciate and continue to enjoy the same joy every Christmas.