Trimming Up the Tree with Photo Ornaments
I can remember making all kinds of Christmas tree ornaments when I was in elementary school. Some were better than others. Probably the worst was a star-shaped glue mold that had multi-colored glitter in it and blazing red yarn that keep unraveling. Eew. I think we finally parted with it a few short years after it made its way home.
I even had a friend whose mom dedicated a whole tree just to the ornaments that her kids brought home from school. While I’m sure she adored their handiwork, I suspect that she didn’t want their rudimentary creations competing with her more sophisticated tree in the formal living room that had all the decadent store-bought ornaments. She was clever that way.
There’s a good compromise on this issue though. You can have a tree with personalization and with something you’ve created, and without having to look at tree full of glue molds and construction paper! I personally love these photo ornaments from Snapfish. You can choose your best photos from the year and place them in one of the ornament frames or have them embedded into a classic ball ornament. They start at $9.99 and are sure to be treasured for a lifetime. They even make great gifts for new couples, families with new babies, and grandparents.
This is the kind of ornament that I love to pull out of the Christmas stash year after year. After putting all the decorations away, I tend to forget what beautiful, meaningful decorations we have (it’s that old saying - outta sight, outta mind) and I’m surprised again as we unpack everything the next December.
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