My Christmas tree travel ornaments is a series of short blog posts about my special Christmas tree ornaments that I’ve bought over the years on my travels.
I don’t have a habit of buying Christmas ornaments on my travels but as it happened I’d bought several beautiful Christmas ornaments on some of my past trips. I thought that it all started in Austria at a Christmas market seven years ago but I’d completely forgotten that I’d bought my first ever Christmas ornaments during my time in England. Those two ornaments were a gift for my mum.
My Christmas Tree Travel Ornaments: Austria
I visited the Christmas markets in Villach and Velden (Austria) with my mum in 2013. It was a fun day trip spent drinking glühwein and eating too much sweets. I bought a couple of delicate, white, wooden Christmas ornaments. They were actually cheap and rather lovely. These 4 ornaments decorate my Christmas tree every year and they are pet and child friendly (meaning they won’t get broken that easily if my cat or my kids decide to knock down our Christmas tree 🙂 ).
I bought this beautiful and expensive Christmas bauble at a Christmas market in Vienna. I’m not sure anymore if I bought it at Christkindlmarkt at Rathaus platz (City Hall square) or at some other Christmas market in enchanting Vienna. I’ve first visited Vienna with a friend back in December in 2005 and we had lots of fun exploring Vienna. And I celebrated my birthday on that trip too. But I didn’t buy this Christmas bauble then. I bought it on one of my business trip to Vienna. I’ve been very fortunate to have explored all Christmas markets in Vienna over the past few years because of my job. I miss Vienna in December and I miss my job. The ornament below was a gift from a business colleague. We worked together during my business trips in Vienna and she surprised me one day with this lovely Christmas ornament.
Do you buy Christmas ornaments on your travels too? Have you already decorated your Christmas tree?