One of my favorite ornaments came last year from Alice at Inspired Tokens. She sent me the most wonderful box of beautiful things. The box itself is gorgeous with toile and glitter and stars and all kinds of lovely things. I use it to store my grandmothers nativity set and then I set it out just to enjoy.:>) This beautiful bell was one of the ornaments she sent me.
Lauren made this pretzel ornament in first grade. Can you believe it is still in one piece? The blue beaded star was a craft we did one year. The ballerina is from Lauren's collection when she was little.
Birds nests, peppermint twist balls, snowflakes, and Earls grandfathers baby picture, one of the first in a series of family ornaments we have made. The really old snowman ball belonged to Grandpa and we got it when he died. It reminds us of him as do some of his other ornaments that we inherited. They are very special.
This year, I scanned old photos of our family and printed them out to use as gift tags. Some are from Christmas past and some are just cute, but I like the fun spin they give the packages:>)
I got my snow day today (Yay!) we must have a foot of snow outside and I have been busy cleaning things up and finishing projects that needed just the last bit of work. I am done. Mostly ready for Christmas (maybe just a teeny bit more shopping) I hope that the girls and I can bake some Christmas cookies tonight or tomorrow. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with last minute preparations for a beautiful Christmas!