One of these days, once I've collected enough ornaments, I will try to incorporate as much of a beach/nautical/Irish/Scottish theme as I can in my Christmas decorating. I'm still kicking myself for not getting the clear, fillable ornaments I saw at Michael's a month or so ago. I could have put my Ocean City and Assateague sand in them, along with some small shells!
I love, love, love the beach and all things nautical and Celtic!
This was helped when BFF sent me two ornaments this year, an Irish and Scottish Santa.
(I'm of Irish decent, DH is of Scottish decent, and she has both Irish and Scottish heritage)
I also like when the ornaments reflect the family's interests so we have a golf club ornament (for DH), a basketball player for Older DS, a little dog for YDS (who loves all living creatures, just like his daddy), and I got ODS a Ravens ornament and YDS a Spongebob ornament for their stocking stuffers.
Hell, it's an eclectic/eccentric tree but that's why it even more fits our family.
And can you believe it has not ONE single pirate related ornament on it yet?