Our 2013 Christmas Ornaments

One of our traditions during the holidays is to make each other an ornament. Dave started this on our very first Christmas in 2005 when we were dating. I blogged about this tradition last year.

This year I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut cardstock for my Christmas ornament.


I then painted the white ones with glitter paint. I thought about cutting them and making them 3-D but they’d be hard to store. Anyway, I glued two together, added a little bling, and added a hanger. I also make him a card every year and this one was pretty plain and simple using one of the cutouts.

2013 ornament and card

Here it is hanging on the tree with some of our past ornaments.

My 2013 ornament on the tree

Now to Dave’s ornament. It’s funny because he’ll start asking me about supplies when he is planning his Christmas ornament. Like this year he asked me about felt, specifically different colors of green felt. I gave him the piece I had and off he went to Joann’s. I tried to imagine what he’d come up with this year (as I do every year), but it was a surprise and ohh, so cute.

Dave's ornament 2013

This is such a fun tradition. We also sign the back with the year. I love that our little mantle tree contains all of our ornaments from past years.

Our 2013 Christmas treeWhat about you? Do you have any special traditions you’d like to share? I’m always looking for new ideas and new traditions to embrace!