What does your most cherished holiday decoration look like?
What does your most cherished holiday decoration look like? Abi Inman/Atlas Obscura

The holiday season is officially here, which means it’s time to head to the attic, garage, closet, or wherever you store your family’s decorations. For many people, this is the one time of the year when they get to pull out their most beloved heirlooms and put them on display. Over a lifetime, simple items can become priceless personal artifacts, and we want to see yours!

Maybe it’s a Christmas tree ornament that’s been passed down over the years, accumulating sentimental value along the way. Or perhaps it’s the family Hanukkah menorah*, layered with wax for each holiday it’s seen. Personally, I have a hand-sewn stocking that my late grandmother made me when I was just a little one. I still hang it up every year, and hope that someone in my family will continue to hang it for generations to come. Whatever your most precious holiday decoration is, we’re excited to see it.

Fill out the form below and tell us about your most treasured holiday decoration and why it means so much to you. Then email a picture of your object to eric@atlasobscura.com, with the subject line, “Holiday Artifact.” It’s a time of celebration, and we want to see what that means to you and yours.

*Update 11/27: The post has been updated to clarify that the menorah mentioned in the post refers to a Hanukkiah, or Hanukkah menorah.

If you have a holiday heirloom story of your own to share, head over to our community forums and tell us about it!