A book of Christmas treasures. . .
Wait! Before you take down your tree and box up those beloved ornaments, take pictures of favorites and cherished hand-me-downs and make a keepsake book of those treasures. My friend Judye suggested that a couple of years ago, and I'm finally doing it this year. Hey, it's cold and rainy outside, the festivities are over, so what else do I have to do. I'm doing it this year!
Really no explanation to give you--just snap those pictures and go to your favorite bookmaking website or app on your computer and get going. Create that book. Your kids and grandkids will thank you.
Here are samplings of mine that I will include:
I taught school for 36 years, so I have a lot of ornaments given to me by students. Some of them, I remember the child and delight when placing on my tree. These glass bells were given to me by a sweet Jewish girl in El Paso. This was back in the day when we seemed to have more respect for others' religions. (Sorry to editorialize, but it's true.)
Just do it!
I've heard that some families buy their children a Christmas ornament each year and then present those ornaments to the son/daughter when they move away into a home of their own and put up their own tree. How nice to document those ornaments in a small book and then present the book to the kid along with the ornaments.
There are all kinds of ideas of what you can do with those books. Perhaps you'll just keep it for yourself, and gather your grands around each Christmas, reading the book, and giving them a history of some of the ornaments.
If you're snowed in, or just resting from all the festivities, join me in making a book of ornaments!
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!