I've also realized that one of the things I love about Christmas is bringing out all of the "old faithful" decorations. Some people decorate in a different color scheme each year, but to me, a big part of our decorating is our "same old" tree with the mismatched lights and the family-made ornaments. I can't imagine a tree with color coordinated balls, or something that "matched" our decor. For me, decorating for Christmas has almost nothing to do with home decor, and everything to do with memories.
It took me a long time to realize our most precious traditions, and to bring the things I love into clearer focus.
What are your favorite Christmas traditions? Do some of them revolve around FOOD?
Do you have a favorite ornament that you can't wait to hang each year?
Is familiarity important to you around the holidays, or do you like all-things-new?