Every year ever since I can remember I've gotten a Christmas tree ornament from my grandparents. My grandmother would write my name and the date on each ornament so every time I hang them on the tree I can remember when I received it. When I was younger she would buy ornaments that celebrated something that I enjoyed or did during the year. For the past few years instead of buying new ornaments she began giving the grandchildren some of her own ornaments that used to hang on her tree.
This past spring my grandmother passed away. As I was decorating the tree and looking at her handwriting on all my ornaments I realize how much I miss her. This year I know I will treasure my ornament even more than before!