The Big Tree holds all of the special ornaments, the pieces that I've collected over the years, many as gifts, many home made, others purchased on our travels. I usually put up a couple of theme trees (Santa, and Snowmen/Snowflake/Snowbabies) with ornaments bought only for the theme, with no particular family significance. But this year, I'm only putting up one. And if there is to be only one tree, it's this one.
I've been collecting Mt. St. Helen's Ornaments (mostly from The Glass Eye), ever since they went into production in the early 80's. I have quite a few now- all different from each other, and all beautiful. And heavy- you wouldn't want to be bonked with one.
I don't think I'll set out many other decorations, though The Grands did ask if I was going to dig out the carved Santas. And The Grands usually get whatever they want, so that'll be my job this afternoon.
In the meantime, as the snow begins to accumulate, I'm starting to feel a mite Holiday-ish, which is pretty darn nice.