I’ve found that people are typically two different kinds of Christmas decorators. There are the ones who live off the memories of Christmases past: using all of the same decor and often placing it in the same spot, year after year. And then you have the serial decorators: the people who feel the need to do something new and different every season, more exciting and fresh than the last. I grew up with the first group, putting the same ornaments on the same tree and breathing in the nostalgia while doing so.
When I think of Christmases past, I think of Hallmark. My siblings and I grew up getting an ornament every year, and completing a collection always felt a bit sad but also exciting to start the next one. From Windows of the World to Winnie the Pooh, I’ve got quite the array of ornaments more Winnie the Pooh than I’d care to admit, perhaps. In high school I worked at Hallmark and caught the bug of buying ornaments myself. After we had kids my mom started collections for them, and I always get one “fun” paper from Hallmark to wrap most of their gifts in.