A lost tradition, found.

14 Dec

Before my mom passed away, she used to buy all my kids a Christmas ornament for the current year. As my number of children got higher in numbers, she still carried this tradition on. For awhile, she handmade each one, customizing them to the grandchild’s current likes in life. I have acorn angels, popsicle stick Santa’s, Pooh Bears, Blues Clues and Baby’s 1st Christmas ornaments for almost all my kids. She also added to my ornament stash every year. While she was alive, I got a new ornament from the earliest time I can remember, she did this for me.

As I was thinking of what to make this week, the thought hit me that my youngest 2 children will not have the privilege of receiving that special ornament from Curly Grandma each year.  So, I need to start, or restart, this tradition for them. When they are older, I will be sure to tell them where this tradition started, when it ended and when it started again.

I only had time to make 2 ornaments to show, but I will be making more for the rest of my children.

Believe it or not, I only used 1 die set. The set I used was: Scalloped Oval – LST103

I took an idea from one of those fancy magazines, no one can afford to buy from.  They had these lovely paper ornaments.  So, I used their idea for my own.  The main body, of the ornaments are made out of vintage piano books that I had lying around.  They had already started to yellow, so I did not need to do much distressing 🙂

Here is the ornament I made for my youngest, my princess, my joy…yep, I LOVE HER~

 

This next one, I had to make just because I wanted to see if I could.  If one of my older daughters loves it as much as I do, she can have it be her 2010 ornament.  If not, it is MINE!!!
Again, I only used the Scalloped Oval dies on this.  Made all from the same vintage sheet music and embellished with supplies I had on hand.


These were somewhat time consuming, but well worth it.  Part therapy, part mom love.  I think I will enjoy doing this for my kids every year.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Pretties.

Be sure to go over to The Cheery Lynn blog to see my other team mates creations.

We all work so hard to make things for you, I know you will enjoy what they have to share also.

Also coming up this week is the Blog Hop for http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/.

We have some AMAZING things planned for you, so I hope you will join us.

Also, while you are hopping with me and My Paper Tree House, hop along with the Aloha Girls for the 1st Aloha Studio Designs Blog Hop.

 

Details for both HOPS..later today!  Bye for now!!!

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6 Responses to “A lost tradition, found.”

  1. Natacha Diemer December 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    oh wow… they are just gorgeous!!! I want to make the second one!!! hope you have a great day. i’ll send you an email late asking what’s going on for the blog hop… exactly what i will need, ect. ((HUGS))

  2. Kristy December 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Cute! What a great idea for yearly ornaments!

  3. Michelle Brooklyn, NY December 14, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    LOVE both ornaments!!!! The photo oval is a fantastic gift idea! I know how you feel on the traffic situation- my blog is super duper slow these days too. 🙂
    Merry Christmas- thanks for sharing your Mom’s tradition story- I think I will do the same for my daughter.

  4. Jamie December 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    Love them both!!

  5. Veronica December 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    I love that second one especially. I’m going to have to give it a try! Thank you so much for the idea!

  6. Rebecca (mamabee) December 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    very cute!

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