Holidays Vivian | 04 Jan 2011 01:26 am

Christmas Ornament Collecting – 21st Century Style!

Collecting Christmas ornaments is probably one of the most popular family traditions during the holiday season. Many people, who would not consider themselves Christmas ornament collectors, have vast collections of ornaments. They have usually acquired their ornaments over the years as gifts from family and friends or purchased themselves and just never threw any of them away. Avid Christmas ornament collectors usually add a new ornament to their collection every year without fail. Some collectors specialize in only one type of ornament like angels, reindeers, or snowmen. Others collect only ornaments that are handcrafted or made from a particular material such as glass.

In the last few years, we have seen the introduction of many types of modern Christmas ornaments:

  1. Fiber Optic Christmas Ornaments
  2. Christmas Ornaments with LED’s
  3. Digital Photo Ornaments
  4. Laser Etched Ornaments with lights
  5. Animated Ornaments

Since the introduction of the 21st century Christmas ornaments, the tradition of collecting has been updated to take advantage of all the new possibilities these modern ornaments afford. My favorite is the Digital Photo Ornament because it gives you the flexibility to change or update your ornament every year.

Below are some unique new twists on ornament collecting utilizing the Digital Photo Ornament []:

1. Instead of collecting one new ornament every year, you can use the same digital photo ornament year after year by uploading a new family photo to the ornament each year. That way you will have a single ornament with a mini family history.

2. Give each person in the family their very own digital photo ornament and allow them to upload a couple of their favorite pictures each year. As the years go by their ornament will become even more valuable to them.

3. Buy a digital photo ornament when you have a new baby and upload one new photo of your child on their birthday. When you child is moves out of the house, give them the ornament as a present for their first Christmas tree. They will enjoy the ornament as it displays a slide show of them growing up before their very eyes.

4. Exchange digital photo ornaments with your relatives (Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, etc..) every year. Preload the ornaments with your favorite family photos that you have taken throughout that year and exchange them again and again. This is a great way to let everyone you love know what you have been up to that year.

These are just a few examples of how you can update your Christmas ornament collecting traditions in the 21st century. If you have other great ideas, please feel free to comment on this article.

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