What make people collect things? The most common reason is that they like the items they collect, and get pleasure from having them. At Christmas there may be other reasons for collecting such as collecting ornaments as keepsakes for your children or grandchildren. It maybe that you crystal collection could do with a theme, so you add more Christmas related items. Some items are collected because they religious or cultural significance. Others as keepsakes form travels around the globe. Some people collect as a form of investment.
Tradition – Family Collections
For family members collecting to start their children off on their own Christmas decoration box, it may start with the bauble with your child’s name on for their first Christmas and go from there. Some homemade Christmas gifts end up in the Christmas box. Some collections just happen as each year your child chooses an ornament or make some artwork at school and they keep being added to the box. Some things are more special than others, the ones that remind you of a particular age or stage, such as the ball they chased when they were just crawling.
From a Hobby
Some collections come about as an extension to a hobby you already enjoy. Collecting cats may lead you to collect Christmas cats! If you collect china then you may look for Christmas related pieces that would give you a special mini collection to enjoy at Christmas. Some people collect soft toys and add Christmas dressed ones to their collection for the festive season. Another type of Christmas decoration that is great to collect is angels – it is so easy to fill your house with angels for the yuletide.
As A Momento
If you are a traveler and like have keepsakes, but don’t need them displayed all year round, then collecting Christmas themed ornaments from the places you have been to can be effective. At Christmastime you can open the box filled with memories of the countries and cultures you have seen, and then put them away at the end of the holidays.
Some people collect items that have cultural significance or are important family traditions. These items help make each family’s traditions unique. Religious items are very important to those with faith.
Christmas Decorations As An Investment
Items can also be collected as investments – these can be enjoyed now or put aside for later. An example of this kind of ornament is Swarovski crystal. Swarovski produce very fine crystal and every year release a limited edition Christmas star that is only available for the year of issue. Some of these stars have been valuable as there are very few of them in existence. They are lovely ornament that is also an investment.
These are a few of the reasons why people collect Christmas ornaments. Christmas decorations are available for such a short time, so whatever your reason, I hope you enjoy them!