Hauling the Christmas decoration box up from the basement brings some nostalgic moments.
This tiny wooden nativity scene was one of the first tree ornaments bought after OlderSon was born. It's been displayed on the tree every year since.
And the teddy in the high chair marked YoungerSon's first Christmas.
The "Beaded Garland" strung between the lights has been part of Christmas for me all my life. It's made of fragile silvered glass beads and glass tubes strung together, and the large beads are silver foil wrapped around ancient crumbling newspaper. On close examination, I found that the newspaper is Chinese. It was part of my father's family Christmas long before I was born, and probably is at least 100 years old.