|an ornament from Mykonos|
As most of you probably know, I'm not a big fan of knick knacks and tchotchkes-to me, they just "clutter up" the house and are just something to clean. When we're on vacation, though, I like to buy souvenirs that remind me of our trips. To solve this problem, about 15 years ago I started buying Christmas ornaments from our travels. When we decorate the Christmas tree every year, the ornaments remind us of our fun times. And since they're put away after the holidays, the ornaments also don't make our home too busy.