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Genealogy Christmas Tree

Today I want to share another really special Christmas decoration I inherited from my Mom. She was a professional genealogist and she loved Family History! About 5 years ago she bought a Christmas tree that hangs and the wall. I had never seen a half tree like it before and I think they have so many possibilities! She turned hers into a Genealogy Tree.

She decorated it with bubblers, which are what use to be on her tree growing up as a little girl. Then she added ornaments that belonged to her Grandmother.

I love these ornaments! They are so old and vintage! They also make me feel connected to my Great Grandmother. She also added some spinners that were from the year she was born.

Then she added a bunch of photo ornaments that had pictures of our ancestors in them.


I’m pretty sure this ornament has been on the tree for the last 5 years but I had just never noticed it. It was a really touching moment for me when I opened the box and read it as I put it up this year!

I also added her brass name ornament from when she was a little girl.

There are so many special and meaningful ornaments on the tree. I love it and its such a fun decoration!


Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!
  • Kara at Petals to Picots

    >I am visiting from the Fingerprints on the Fridge link party. I love this idea!

    ~Kara (your newest follower 😉

  • Heather @CommonplaceBeauty

    >what a lovely idea! visiting from Toys in the Dryer 🙂

  • concretenprimroses


  • raising4princesses

    >how precious. I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd be tickled pink if you'd link this up! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2011/12/t-time-48-and-link-party.html

  • Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon

    >This is so amazing! I love the idea. Beautiful job. New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right 🙂 http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/bedazzle-me-monday-12.html

    Happy Holidays!!

  • Charlene

    Very cute. I have many old ornaments on our tree, including one of those spinners that was on our tree when I was a child; also some of my grandmother’s ornaments. I like the idea of the ancestors’ pics too. Thanks for sharing.