Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Favorite Christmas Tree Ornaments

We have had a real Christmas Tree since our First Christmas that we were married.  My parents kept a piece of the trunk of their first Christmas tree in our garage (it may actually still be there now!!)  That inspired me to make these very special ornaments for our tree. 

Michael cut a thin piece of the trunk of the tree right after we got it home.  Then he drilled a hole at the top and I decorated it with glitter paints.

Our First Christmas Tree

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Emily’s First Christmas Tree

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 Juliette’s First Christmas Tree

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Now we will always have a piece of our first Christmas Tree, and the Girls will have a special memory of their first Christmas Tree!

26 comments:

Elise said...

Hi Michelle

I wanted to drop by to wish you and your family a "beauty full" Christmas and a New Year filled with health and happiness.

Your tree trunk ornaments are so very special - such a wonderful idea. Your girls will always have a piece of their very first magical Christmas to treasure.

The picture of Emily and Juliette in the post card with your Christmas wishes, from the previous post, is absolutely adorable. What a stunning photo of your beautiful girls.

Lindsay said...

aww very cool idea!! I wish we had done that! I am sure your girls will love holding onto those over the years!

Our Little Family said...

Ohhhhh, that is AWESOME!! Love it!

Annette said...

I think that is the best first ornament I have EVER seen. Kudos to your folks and you for doing it...and too bad we have a fake tree.

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is such a neat idea... for real trees :) Your family picture looks wonderful, and I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Deborah J. Stewart said...

I absolutely love it - I love the history, the creativity and the beauty! Have a Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

What a wonderful idea. These are beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Christy said...

I LOVE this idea. I wish I had thought of it.

Merry Christmas!

Wonder Mom said...

What a lovely idea- I think that's the best part about ornaments- the memories they inspire!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

vanessa said...

This is such a great idea--wish I had thought of it years ago!

Amy said...

That is such a clever idea! If we ever get a real tree I will have to remember this. So smart Michelle!

Our Little Family said...

Hey Michelle, my email thing is not working (it keeps saying I'm entering an invalid password?!), but I have a question for you. I know that you guys do an art/learning group with some friends (because I'm super jealous of it!!) and I was wondering if you could explain it a little bit. I have some friends that may be interested, and I really would love to start something up. But, how do you run yours, how often, how many people...?? I'd love any info!!
-Jill

Michie said...

That's such a cute idea!

Debbie said...

What a neat idea! I love it!

Z-Kids said...

Great idea!

BranFlakes said...

What an AWESOME idea!

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Susana said...

This is such a special idea. I love this! It will be wonderful to look back at these years from now.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas with your family!

Heather said...

Oh this is a wonderful idea! What a special way to mark a very special occasion. I truly hope that you had a wonderful holiday, and that you have a great beginning to the new year

Debbie said...

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Sherry said...

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Teaching Heart Mom said...

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Susan said...

What a great idea. If I could only convince my husband to get a real tree....
I too gave you an award on my blog!

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

What a wonderful idea! So simple and so cute! Thanks for sharing. Now I want a real tree. :)

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

That is such a wonderful idea!!

Jolanthe said...

Those are the COOLEST ornaments!! What a great idea.

It would be fun to do, but I don't think my hubby would like it if I tried to whack the bottom off our fake Christmas tree, eh?

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