Classic Christmas Collectibles That Are Worth Passing Down
Holiday decorations just mean more when they are passed down from generation to generation. While some collectibles are worth a good bit of money, the value of these pieces comes not from their worth but from the memories they have played a part in over the years. In addition to collecting passed-down pieces from your relatives, now is the time to start to collect your own pieces so you can pass them down to be enjoyed for years to come.
Ceramic Christmas Trees
Lucky for us, this trend from the 1970s has regained popularity, meaning this family heirloom deserves a spot front and center.
Ceramic Pre-Lit Hand-Painted Tabletop Christmas Tree: $37.99; amazon.com
From simple to ornate, nativity sets are treasured pieces of holiday decor that serve as a reminder of the season.
Lenox Holiday 7-piece Mini Nativity Set: $99.95; lenox.com
Although Christmas china is an investment, it will play a role in your family's Christmas dinners for years to come. Consider yourself lucky if a set is passed on to you from your mom or grandmother.
Spode Christmas Tree Dinnerware: $49.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
This little cutie is the perfect place to store Grandma's famous cookies—not that they'll be there for long.
National Tree Company Santa Cookie Jar: $22; bedbathandbeyond.com
Salt and Pepper Shakers
The holiday season calls for a special set of salt and pepper shakers (or two or three).
Santa and Mrs. Claus Salt and Pepper Shaker Set: $9.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Christmas tree ornaments serve as sentimental tokens to commemorate special occasions from baby's first Christmas to Disney vacations. And no matter how many you collect over the years, your tree will provide plenty of space to display your treasured momentos.