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With most of my ideas for family traditions, they either don't make it to the execution stage... or they don't last more than a year (which essentially is the exact opposite of the definition of tradition).
So, while there are times that I might longingly look back at the discarded scrapbooks, craft projects or photos that abruptly end, that just makes me even happier to see the one ritual that we do have reappear every year at Christmastime.
That's right. The one tradition that has managed to hold strong is the one that makes me even more eager to put up our tree and its trimmings. Because, along with the usual collection of ornaments (purchased, gifted, handmade, etc), I love to unwrap and find the perfect place for each of these:
Each one receives its own Awwwww and, while they tug at my heartstrings to see how quickly my girls have grown over the years, they also add a personalized, unique touch to the tree itself.
I have no idea how long this tradition will continue, but my goal is for it to continue for as long as possible. Will I have a tree totally covered in little silver frames 30 years from now? I sure hope so.
So while I adore my yearly photo ornaments, I also love being able to complement them perfectly with personalized accessories. Sure, traditional balls and icicles are nice, but they never seem to have the same meaning. What sort of connection can my kids feel to an ornament that looks just like one they would see hanging on their friends' trees?
That thought is never one that I have to have again thanks to the recent arrival of our new stockings and ornaments from Personal Creations.
Are these not the cutest Sock Monkey Stockings around? I wanted something that went with our slightly out-of-the-ordinary Christmas theme, and this retro design fit the bill perfectly.
Not only do I love that our names are all neatly embroidered on the cuffs, but the kids absolutely adore that each stocking has a small pocket on the front and that our sock monkeys are removable for playtime — they each even have their own attached loop so that they could hang from the tree!
I look forward to many more years of seeing our monkey Santa, Mrs. Claus and two red scarf-adorned pals add cheer and fun to the holidays!
As for ornaments, I'm particular about which ones are able to hang on the tree with my silver frames, so they have to have that little something extra special about them to make the cut.
While I've seen custom ornaments in the past, Personal Creations takes that even further by allowing customers to personalize the hair color, skin color and more. The result is that the interests of my girls can be immortalized forever, whether that be all things sparkly princess...
...or all things arts & crafts and dancing!
How do you incorporate a little personal Christmas magic into your home? Personalized Creations has so many options that you're sure to find just the right stockings, ornaments and decor that will turn into memories to last a lifetime.
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