Christmas Ornament Traditions + Hallmark Ornament Bundle Giveaway!

One of my favorite things about holidays is the traditions. I’m a sucker for traditions and love looking forward to certain events or happenings. Years and years ago, my husband and I started a tradition in which we bought an ornament every time we traveled out of state or to a new destination. It began as a way to replace the cheap and chintzy fake plastic ornaments we bought when we were broke and in college and has transformed into a great tradition that always makes me smile.  It was always so much fun to pick out an ornament at each place that symbolized our travels and I loved the joy that it brought every Christmas when we decorated the tree. As we decorated, memories of our travels and events would come flooding back to me and it was such a great way to make our tree personalized and even more special than before.

Since our travels are a bit less often and more sporadic now since we’ve had kids, we’ve begun the tradition of buying each other an ornament every year to open on Christmas morning. I always try to find an ornament that relates to the person, whether it be a hobby, favorite character, sport, movie and so on. Now that we have kids, I’d like to include them on this tradition as well and our Christmas tree ornament collection is increasing exponentially (good thing we have a few Christmas trees throughout the house for all these memorable ornaments, right?).

When it comes to selecting ornaments, my first choice is Hallmark Keepsake ornaments! There are always so many to choose from, whether it be trendy and popular to timeless and classics.  This year alone, there are 400 new ornaments to choose from. Whether you are looking for an ornament to personalize with a photo, one that plays music or lights up, or even ones that countdown to Christmas morning, Hallmark has you covered for every person on your Christmas list.


The Han Solo Star Wars ornament is perfect for my husband. Always the hero and the one that strives for the common good, it’s a perfect fit for the leading man in my life.


This super cute Finding Dory ornament has sound and it makes me laugh because Dory sounds just like my toddler when he talks. All over the place, talking a mile a minute and wanting to talk to anyone and everyone. Aiden loves Dory too and spent most the summer running around with a squeeze water toy of Dory and splashing us all.


I love this sweet little ornament that features Elsa and Anna from Disney Frozen. It’s a perfect fit my little girl. She loves the melody behind the song it plays and bops along with it every time that she hears it.


One of my lucky readers will win all THREE of the ornaments above! To enter simply enter via the widget below!

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Trio

If you’re looking for holiday gift inspiration, be sure to check out my Baby’s First Christmas and Preschooler (age 3-4) holiday gift guides!

Disclosure: I was provided the product for review purposes only. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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By | 2016-11-28T18:44:10+00:00 November 28th, 2016|family, reviews|24 Comments


  1. Lauren Weber November 28, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    So fun! I love buying one ornament each year for my kids. It’s amazing how many cool ones we’ve gathered the past 6 years. Would love to add these cuties to our collection 🙂

  2. Natasha Rodriguez November 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Awe that is a wondedful tradition!!! Christmas traditions for us are Christmas Eve opening presents at Dad’s moms house then drive threw the mountains to Mom’s grandmas house to open presents. We also drive around to look at Christmas lights and go to the holiday light parade too!

  3. Melanie S November 28, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    We have pizza and watch The Nativity on Christmas Eve.

  4. Tomi November 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    The kids get to buy or make an ornament for the tree each year. It’s a tradition I started when they were toddlers and they’re teens now and we still do it every year.

  5. Julie Wood November 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I always make Decorated Sugar Cookies with the kids for the Holidays.

  6. Gwendolyn Mulholland November 29, 2016 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    We buy our kids a new ornament every year and then when they get married they will get their ornaments to start their collection.

  7. Kay M. November 30, 2016 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    We have a huge family. We have 6 kids (+ 4 spouses), 12 grandkids and 3 great grandkids. Every year they all descend on our farm for a huge family Christmas. It’s pretty much the only tradition, but it’s a GRAND one!!

  8. nicolle November 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    We cut down our tree every year

  9. JeeYoung W December 1, 2016 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    The kids are obsessed with their hallmark ornament mini trees for their rooms.

  10. Julie McCullough December 1, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    My favorite ornament is my Brett Farve ornament. I’m a cheese head…what can I say?!?

  11. Whitney December 1, 2016 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Im a huge sucker for traditions too! I still have Hallmark ornaments from my youth that I cherish.

  12. Sarah Clouser December 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I love our tree filled with unique Christmas ornaments. My mom used to give me and my siblings a new ornament each year, and now I have them on my tree. I am continuing that tradition with my own kids now.

  13. heather December 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Our holiday tradition is to make Christmas cookies together.

  14. Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms December 1, 2016 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    My parents have bought us a new ornament every year since we were kids and I’ve started doing that with my husband and our daughter too (and our dog!). I love these!

  15. Emily Bogner December 1, 2016 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    What a great giveaway! We love ornaments!

  16. Morgan December 2, 2016 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Adorable ornaments! Love a great Christmas tradition! xx

  17. Angela Kim December 2, 2016 at 1:38 am - Reply

    I love how each ornament carries so much meaning and memory. I want to get some for each of my children. Thank you for the inspiration!

  18. Bethany December 2, 2016 at 4:27 am - Reply

    I love Christmas traditions! When I was growing up, every member of my family got a new hallmark ornament each year. It made for some really special memories. 🙂

  19. Samantha December 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I’ve never seen ornaments like these; they’e adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Justine Y @ Little Dove December 2, 2016 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Such fun ornaments! I still have Hallmark ornaments that are older than I am, they’ve been handed down. They hold some fun memories.

  21. Samantha Kuzyk December 3, 2016 at 1:15 am - Reply

    I love your tradition of buying a new ornament for each other every year,so sweet! And omg that Anna and Elsa ornament is so cute, my girls would love it!

  22. Kristen December 4, 2016 at 2:07 am - Reply

    I love these ornaments! Loved learning about your family traditions!

  23. bernie wallace December 4, 2016 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Every Christmas my family watches Mickey’s Christmas Carol as a tradition. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  24. Maggie December 5, 2016 at 3:22 am - Reply

    What a fun giveaway! We love the Hallmark ornaments. My girls are absolutely obsessed with Dory and Frozen.

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