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Kelly Ripa Unveils Christmas Tree With Nostalgic Family Photos

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From House Beautiful

Kelly Ripa gave an up-close tour de Christmas tree on her Instagram stories, and the decor boasts a nostalgic twist. Instead of strictly classic Christmas tree ornaments, the tree features old family photos.

The photos show the Live with Kelly and Ryan! host with her husband Mark Consuelos and their three kids Michael, Lola, and Joaquin.

Photo credit: Kelly Ripa/Instagram
Photo credit: Kelly Ripa/Instagram
Photo credit: Kelly Ripa/Instagram
Photo credit: Kelly Ripa/Instagram

As she featured the ornaments, she gave some insight into where the photos came from. "There's an amazing photographer named Adam who has literally taken photos of my family all of our lives, and I swear the only reason we have amazing photos of us as a family is because he has taken them,” she said. “And he always does something nice with them at the holidays. One year he made ornaments—ornaments of us!”

She has an ornament of Andy Cohen, too, somehow. “So, Andy, I am sorry. I have had this ornament from Adam since 2013 on my tree,” she said. “I will be giving it to you. I apologize. I did not realize that I stole that from you all those years ago."

Photo credit: Kelly Ripa/Instagram

Other ornaments giving us big #TBT vibes? R2D2 and Snoopy ornaments. Ripa also posted a snapshot of the tree in all of its 12-foot glory to her feed. The tree stands in her pristine New York City apartment. It’s a Noble Fir, according to The Daily Mail. Fittingly, she dubs the tree “The Lady.”

As with many empty nesters (or in Ripa’s case, part-empty nester), the holidays mark a time when the whole family is back together. Joaquin, who is 16 years old, is the only one of Ripa and Consuelos’ children who lives at home. Michael, 22, and Lola, 18, both attend New York University. Michael is a senior at the school and lives in his own NYC apartment, while Lola lives in the dorms as a freshman.

So if you’re looking to add some originality to your tree and showcase family importance this year, you might want to get in on this photo ornament idea. Or you could seek out some of the weirdest ornaments on the internet instead.

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