Dec 9, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

Day 4: Handmade Ornaments

These days it seems there is an ornament for anything and everything, favorite sports teams, movie characters, food; you name it and you can probably find it. But I think there’s something to be said about a handmade ornament. Growing up my Grandmother would cross stitch an ornament for each grandchild, and these are the ornaments that I cherish. They’re personal and irreplaceable. So if you’re looking for an inexpensive yet meaningful gift to give this Christmas, a handmade ornament is the way to go! I came across a site that has compiled a list of 101 handmade ornament tutorials. It may prove to be very helpful to get your creative juices flowin’. Here are a few of my favorites...

So what’s on your tree? Store bought ornaments or handmade ornaments? There’s no right or wrong, I grew up with a combination of both. But there’s no denying the sentiment that goes along with a handmade ornament.