Years ago my sister-in-law began making handmade ornaments for her nieces, nephews, and godchildren. It has always been my intention to do a big post featuring all of the different ornaments but three years into the blog and that still hasn't happened. Yesterday, however, I was playing with my camera taking pictures of the Christmas tree and I found myself focusing on the ones you see below.
I have always loved them, and while they are by no means the most intricate of her creations, they hold a special place in my heart.
To make them, she began—as she often does— by reaching out and asking for some of the highlights of each girl's year. She then took those anecdotes and typed them on little strips of paper in a pretty font. Finally the strips were inserted in a clear glass ornament. I just love pulling them out from year to year and reading those sweet memories.
I'm not sure where she got the idea (or if she made it up herself) but it is so simple and beautiful that I thought it was worth sharing. It would be a great gift for a child to give to a parent, don't you think?