My family is a mix-mash of his and hers children and we have no formal family traditions together. Our children were quite grown when I met my husband, so he and I collect an ornament for every Christmas we've shared together. We are on the great search for 2017! When our family comes together we celebrate Joy and Time Shared. What a blessing!
A lot of time is spent traveling back and forth across the country to see family and to where our work leads us, so we enjoy the opportunities to see New to Us "Junktique" (that's my word for those catch-all shops) and Antique shops. I have many vintage quilt sightings and lots of other eye pleasing sights.
Currently one of My Favorite Sewing Notions in my sewing corner are these very useful Bobbinis - used to keep your loaded bobbin with the thread spool.