My parents always used the same Christmas decorations every year, especially on the tree with perhaps a couple new additions each year. We had some really beautiful little wooden sleighs and angels which hung on the tree and were really pretty, alongside some multicoloured Christmas lights, which were either on or off, not like the tree lights you can get today which flash with different options. There were a few angels for the top, a few of them we had made as young children, so we had to choose which one would decorate the top every year. We had lots of glass baubles and stained glass Christmas shapes which hung on the tree as well, with gold and silver tinsel.
Since, my husband and I married we have inherited some of my grandparents old tree glass baubles and we bought a very special angel in New Zealand which always hangs somewhere on the tree. It is made from Paua shell and sparkles purpley/blue. It is so beautiful. In time I hope we will acquire a few more to make the tree bring memories of previous years. This year we have not put a tree up as we are trying to sell our house and do not have any space for a tree, which is sad but in the future we will put one up.