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.
Here it is hanging on the tree with some of our past ornaments.
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.
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.
What 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!
Lynda, I love how your ornaments came out, both the one you made and Dave’s as well… how creative! And no, we don’t have any traditions other than keeping things low key. The kids live in 2 different states, so the grandkids get their presents in the mail, and Bruce & I don’t exchange gifts – we both buy what we need/want all during the year, so our ‘gift’ is enjoying a nice peaceful day. I did cook a turkey breast this year for dinner, but made it into a pot pie, so I didn’t even have a lot of clean-up to do afterward…. woo-hoo!
Judy, thanks! Yeah, the low key is the way to go! We don’t exchange presents either. Turkey pot pie – Yummy!!
I love that you have this tradition! Super cute ornaments this year from both of you!
How sweet! I love the ornament your husband made. Pretty creative. One tradition at our house: we have waffles and fruit for breakfast on Christmas morning. (Homemade waffles with beaten egg whites.)
Happy New Year to you and yours!
What a wonderful tradition! Beautiful memories!
Diane, Thanks. He is pretty creative! What a great tradition. Yum! Thanks for sharing and stopping by.
What a nice tradition. You’re one lucky lady to have such a crafty guy! When my kids were little we made a different ornament each year and dated them, and it’s fun now to look back at them now.
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Susan, Thanks! It’s so much fun to look at these every year. Thanks for dropping by.
Hi Sherrie! I am a lucky dog for sure! That’s great to be able to look back at the kids’ ornaments. Thanks for dropping by.
Lynda, Your ornaments are beautiful and so special to use each year. My sister and I exchanged fabric hearts, that we made, for the tree for 11 years. We made two. Sent one and kept one so we now have 22 ornament hearts. Each year we did embroidery, xstitch, etc. We never knew what the other was doing. Each heart had to have red on it some place. We stopped after 11 years because we ran out of ideas and no room on the tree. When I see them each year, they are so special like yours.
Jean, Thank you! Your exchange with your sister sounds so neat but I do understand running out of ideas and room! But I bet it is neat to see them every year.Thanks for commenting.