We don't have any traditional Christmas ornaments. I've never been in the business of buying trinkets. Especially expensive trinkets that are only displayed for a month once a year. So Havoc and I started a tradition of decorating our tree with photos from the year. We date them on the back and just paperclip them to the tree. One day when we're blessed with little brats, they'll pick out a few of their favorite photos from the year to be printed and put on the tree. I'm looking forward to 20 years from now, having a few photos from each year on the tree. 20 years worth of photos- we'll need a massive tree.
It has nothing to do with being creative, rather it has everything to do with being cheap.