DIY Christmas Ornaments
Genealogists are often big on family traditions. Nine years ago my little family started our family history Christmas ornament tradition. It was born out of a need to have non-breakable ornaments on the tree. Our daughter’s first Christmas was heavy on taking the ornaments off the tree and depositing them around the house. Every year we have talked about doing different ornaments but have never been able to do it.
Each year we add photos from the current year. We print the photos, add a caption and sometimes laminate (instant Christmas ornaments). It just depends on what phone and which printer we have during any given December. We tie them on with whatever ribbon is handy. This isn’t fussy or perfect but neither are we. One year features scribbles, another showcases newly acquired cutting skills, and all are filled with love.
We often highlight the funny or the goofy moments and anyone that visted us/we visited during the year makes it to tree status. It is fun to see pictures of my husband who has taught my daughter how to make all of the important silly faces required to make it through life.
May you have fun with your December traditions.