The year I met my husband, I bought my first annual Swarovski crystal star for the Christmas tree.
While I thought it was a magnificent decoration, I didn’t realize how special the ornament would become.
The next year, Scott and I were still dating, and I knew in my heart we were meant to be together.
When I read Swarovski had released its annual crystal ornament, I went to the store and immediately bought it.
As I put up the new decoration on the tree, I smiled at the thought that these gorgeous ornaments represented my time with Scott.
We have been married 18 years, and this year marks the 21st crystal we’ll add to the tree.
When we set up the Christmas tree, we happily spot the blue triangle-shaped boxes the stars are stored in.
Scott and I always put up the Swarovski ornaments first, talking about what happened in the year of the particular crystal we are hanging.
I love feeling the weight of the ornaments and the soft satin ribbons they hang by.
These ornaments have taken on a life and significance of their own over the years as we evolve as a family.
Every holiday season, I anxiously wait to see what crystal star Swarovski will release, and this year is no different.
Of course, I immediately went out and bought it. I just love that, just as in life, no two stars are alike.
Swarovski creates a unique star just for that year.
It’s such a wonderful indulgence that has become a time honored tradition in my house.
When the holiday tree goes up this year, I will spend an evening taking in the glow of the Christmas lights, enjoying how the crystal stars shine and glimmer, reminiscing about all of the wonderful years Scott and I have had together and dreaming about the years ahead.
What holiday tradition do you look forward to every year?
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