I have the Christmas spirit this year, you guys. Maybe it’s because we’re in our old house this Christmas. Maybe it’s because this will be our last stateside Christmas for a few years. Maybe it’s because these dang children WON’T STOP GROWING.
Whatever the case, I am doing some extra cherishing this year. Realistically we only have a few more years left with fourteen-year-old. Don’t even get me started, just pass the tissues.
So as we were setting up the tree (well before Thanksgiving) I oohed and ahhed over the few ornaments with pictures on them. I mean, is there anything better than a cheesy, construction paper, picture frame ornament? And I realized that the last pictures on the tree were from at least five years ago.
I used to do a picture frame ornament every year to give to friends and family but pretty much quit when we moved back to a town without a Michael’s or a Hobby Lobby. Excuses, excuses.
One year I even ordered fancy porcelains ornaments to send to the Hubs who was off in a desert for Christmas.
But I digress.
This year I decided we needed new pictures on our tree. Because five years from now I’m going to want to remember Christmas 2014. So I forced those beautiful children of mine into the backyard so I could snap a few pictures of them and then I hot glued some Dollar Tree craft sticks together with a bit of Dollar Tree ribbon. Because memories don’t have to be expensive.
I was feeling pretty proud of myself until I jumped the gun on the New Year a little. Oh well. Nothing’s perfect. :)
I even whipped up a little collage to print up and stick in a few Christmas cards.
I just love my little dirty blondes.
Have you done anything crafty this year?