The Christmas Tree Memory String. My favorite Christmas tradition at the Collard house is one The Todd came up with the year we married. He cut the bottom off the tree before sticking in the water, and stood looking at the disc. The Todd grabbed a Sharpie and wrote T+E 1996. I threaded it on a ribbon, and we kept adding to it every year. We’re 16 discs in now, and it’s so fun to hang that long stream of memories up every year. It’s long enough now that the only place it fits is streaming down our second story entry. If you’re just starting out, or would like to create a new tradition, this is a wonderful one.
I know I’m superstitious, but I always keep a loooong string of ribbon at the end for many discs to come.