Since it is SOOO very close to Christmas, I decided to share some sentimental ornaments we have on our tree. No sense in me sharing any DIY things with you when I know you are done decorating and are busy cooking turkeys and preparing to visit family!
This year when we went to Thanksgiving at my in-laws, my mother-in-law had these handmade ornaments waiting for us! She is a quilter, so she's pretty savvy with fabric. These are just awesome!
Annual Ornaments to Each-Other
While we were dating, we've always gotten each other an ornament for Christmas.
|Tyler started the tradition, and this ornament is the one he started it with. It is a glass bulb with an angel inside, and he painted a "2010" on the glass.|
|I consider myself exempt from this year since I was in China during Christmas. |
Tyler gave me this cute little snowman at my Make-Up Thanksgiving/Christmas/Birthday party that my grandma threw me when I got back.
|This is Tyler's ornament to me for 2012. He worked for a local children's ministry with after-school programs and this was one of the crafts he made with the kids. It is a manger, hay, and baby Jesus.|
|I finally joined in the ornament giving in 2012 and gave Tyler this frame ornament with our Save the Date picture.|
Finally, I have a couple of other special ornaments.
I made this paper bird ornament when I lived in China to hang on my little Chinese-style Charlie Brown Tree. I just thought it was really cute, and it always reminds me of making all my ornaments out of paper and old cereal boxes that Christmas.
Finally, I have a childhood ornament.
I'm not sure why I have this ornament, but none of the others, but when I was younger my grandpa made wooden ornaments and my grandma would paint them. This is just one of those ornaments - my mom still has the rest. There are numbers for each Christmas that I was alive as well. My grandpa has since passed away, so these ornaments carry even more memories.
What sentimental Christmas ornaments are decking your halls this year?