Every year, I purchase each of my kids a special ornament that relates to something special they did that year. I really enjoy this tradition because it makes every ornament on our tree all that more special. Each year as we hang our special ornaments, we tell the story of why we chose that ornament and what it means to us.
When my children move out, I will give them all their special ornaments to hang on their own tree. This way they start their own Christmas celebrations with a tree rich in memories. Plus I will always be a part of their Christmas celebration even after I am gone.