Unique ornament traditions hold a special place in my heart. Each year I give our children a special ornament. Sometimes we make it together, but most times I buy one that symbolizes something special in their year. When they leave our nest, I will be launching them with their own set of ornaments to start their own traditions. I shared a bit about our ornaments a few years back and when I heard what Shena did each year, I was excited to have her share.
Our family has a long honored tradition. Every Thanksgiving, we had the opportunity to spend time with my Grandma, and she would plan a craft for the girls.
She passed away much too young and I missed being able to this. Sometimes, my mom would do it with us after grandma passed away, but I swore when my kids were old enough I would do this.
I love it because most Thanksgivings there isn’t much to do and it gave me something great to remember and look forward to each year. Eventually even the men of the family would join in.
I specifically made our craft a Simple Christmas ornament. I had to come up with ideas that were easy enough for all my kids to be able to make their own, yet short enough to hold their attention.
One of the best things about getting a “tad” older is being able to watch your best friends’ children grow into amazing adults. I’ve had that privilege with my newest contributor and she has always been about all things creative.
I am so excited to welcome her and share her fun and easy projects. My one request was to make sure these will be things we can all do with limited time and budget. Yes, she’s bringing us projects that even those of us who are crafting impaired can master. This is such a project and it’s PERFECT to do with the kids.
Take it away, girl.
Hi!! I am Megan. I am a lover of all things handmade, a collector of beautiful paper, buttons, glitter and other pretty tiny shiny things. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina and I spend my time crafting, adventuring and being a full time nanny to 4 kids!
One of my very favorite Christmas traditions is wrapping gifts.
Opening up the mail box and seeing a hand written envelope gets my heart beating just a bit faster. Honestly, a hand written note just speaks volumes of love to me. In this quick pace society, when we rarely slow down, a card tells me someone cares enough to sit down and just let me know they are thinking of me.
One of my goals this new year is to send out more hand written cards. I’ve been horrible about it these last few years and yet, I buy so many beautiful cards to send because I know how much it means to me when I receive one.
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