Today I am thankful for the family keepsakes that I get to pull out this time of year.
As my family has grown in number and age, I've become very nostalgic during the holiday season. I love pulling out things that were on my tree when I was little, on Jeff's tree, decorations from my grandparent's house, ornaments from his grandparent's tree etc. Each and every piece has its own set of memories. Decorating with these precious things and telling our girls the stories we know about them let us create our own memories about them. Fable and Ever love this - in fact they've started to steal some of their favorite ornaments and decorations for their rooms.
Some of the most special things we have are pieces that were hand-made. This year I want to make sure I add to that collection. A few of my favorites are the ornaments my mom made when I was a baby - I treasure them. I want our girls to have that feeling too! Not sure what I'm going to make this year, but I WILL do something. I'll post about it when I do!
My challenge to you: creating something that your kids and grandkids will love to decorate with this time of year.
Thankful and enjoying the season!