Though I love my tree this year, there are a couple of decorations that I miss having displayed. None of the kids chose them for their bedroom trees, and they didn't really fit the western tree.
They are treasured ornaments and memories. And so instead, they will be remembered as today's Memory for Monday.
In December 1982, my friend Lynsey Dyki had a 'Fancy Dress' birthday party (English for costume party). I went as a Christmas tree. At some point over the years, the photo was turned into a tree ornament, and hangs faithfully on our tree each year.
And no matter how classy one's Christmas tree decor is, who can resist hanging this ornament with a photo of Mike in it from 1982?! (It is now intermingled with the western decorations...)