First Married Christmas

The other weekend Mr. Gazelle and I put our Christmas tree up. This wasn’t the first time that we’ve hung ornaments on the Christmas tree together, but somehow it felt different this time now that we are married. We’ve collected a few ornaments over the year that will remind us of some special things and occasions.

Mr. Gazelle has a dream to own a boat some day. So I bought him one! Perhaps a bit on the small scale though…


We love to hike in the mountains…


…and apparently so does Santa.


This Empire State Building ornament will always remind me of our honeymoon.



And finally, I chose to make an ornament with all kinds of bits and pieces from our wedding. I bought a plain glass ornament from Michaels. I filled it with strips of our invitations, the purple and white twine we used on our invites, programs and favours…


…pieces of our thank you cards, our engagement picture moo cards…


…a piece of fabric from the bridesmaid dresses and some French veiling from my hair flower.


Our tree.


How are you remembering your wedding during the holiday season?


Ms. Gazelle

Wedding Date:
July 2011
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  1. Member
    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:36 am

    I love your ornament with pieces of your wedding inside; what a great idea!

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    Mrs. Hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:38 am

    Your wedding invite ornament is so cute. I will need to use this idea next year!

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 7:15 am

    The ornament with all reminders of your wedding is completely adorable! I love it!

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    Catherine 712 posts, Busy bee @ 7:29 am

    Your tree looks great! I really want to make a wedding keepsake ornament as well. Such a great idea!

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    TinyTina 3312 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:41 am

    Love that ornament! Keeping this mind for next year! :D

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    Mrs. Honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:18 am

    I have the glass ornament bookmarked for a gift this year…and it looks so great! Your tree is very pretty!

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    r_lisa 4 posts, Wannabee @ 8:19 am

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    Seaside 691 posts, Busy bee @ 8:29 am

    Your ornament idea is so cute. I’m stealing!!

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    Mrs. Funnel Cake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:05 am

    Oh my goodness, I love the wedding ornament! I want to make one like this now!! I have so many dang moo cards and invites left. So creative! :)

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    Mrs. Ticket 501 posts, Busy bee @ 9:31 am

    LOVE the wedding ornament! I will definitely be breaking our ‘no more than 2 new ornaments a year’ rule and making that this week. Awesome tree!

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    ItsPronounced_ABear 713 posts, Busy bee @ 9:40 am

    I’m totally stealing that idea for an ornament. L-O-V-E!

    Putting up our decorations didn’t feel at all different this year. Since we were engaged before last Christmas (and I already owned and lived in the condo we’re in now) he was highly involved in the decorating process. The only thing really diffrerent is he’s brought the other half of his ornaments from his parent’s house.

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    ItsPronounced_ABear 713 posts, Busy bee @ 9:42 am

    @Mrs. Ticket: Wow, I WISH we could institute a rule like this, but DH is absolutely obsessed with buying ornaments. He’s bought like 10 this year. In 40 years, we’ll be up to like 6 trees!

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    Alyssa, Guest @ 10:52 am

    I absolutely love the keepsake ornament! I think I will be stealing this idea =).

    We bought ornaments from every country we visited during our honeymoon, and just put those up!

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    All In 1550 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:06 am

    Your tree is gorgeous! I love the wedding keepsake ornament.

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    Mrs. Doe 639 posts, Busy bee @ 3:47 pm

    O.M.G love this!!!! I am definitely going to do this next year! Thank you! :)

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:25 pm

    I love the idea of the invitation ornament! Cute tree :)

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    Mrs. Earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:45 pm

    Great ideas! We are not having our own tree this year so I will have to live vicariously through yours :P

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:43 am

    I love the idea to make an ornament with scraps from your wedding! If you don’t mind, I’m going to steal it!

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    Mrs. Kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 7:00 pm

    I love your tree! Next year, we’ll have an ornament on our tree that came as part of our champagne flute, cake cutter, picture frame gift set. But for this Christmas as an engaged couple, there’s nothing special…

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    mak418 712 posts, Busy bee @ 7:37 am

    What a gorgeous tree!

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