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Flipping through a magazine the other day I noticed a little article about incorporating sentimental items into your holiday decor.

I loved the idea!

You could turn your wedding cake topper into a tree ornament or make it part of a centerpiece.

Drawings from the kids could become framed holiday works of art.

Maybe you have some vintage handkerchiefs or other memorable items from a grandmother. Put them in a shadow box with a few holiday touches and you’ve got a lovely conversation piece.

I think I already bought into the whole sentimental decor concept before I ever read the article. One of my favorite holiday items is a teeny tiny little elf fashioned from a pinecone that was given to my folks for their first Christmas together. That would have been 60 years ago. The elf looks a bit bedraggled (Ok, a whole lot) but I set it out each year anyway because of sentimental reasons.

If you asked Hubby, I’m probably long on the mental and short on the sent… but that is a story for another day.

Two other items I now consider part of our holiday decor are Christmas cards – the last ones sent by my aunt and grandmother before they passed away. The cards remind me of them and fun holiday times we shared.

I even have a tree ornament my brother gave me when I was about 6. I’m pretty sure it came off something like the back of a box of Twinkies, but it was shiny and fun and from my brother, so I have kept it all these years.

What sentimental items can you incorporate into your holiday decor? What brings back good memories and gives you that warm, tingly feeling in your heart?

Whatever it is, I hope you find a fun way to incorporate it into your holidays this year.

Happy Holiday Entertaining!

The Sentimentalist

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