Just tree pictures? Yep. I didn’t grow up in a family of holiday picture-takers so it’s only been recently (especially now that I have an adorable niece and nephew) that I’ve been documenting holidays. It doesn’t bother me too much. Some years I’ll just show ornaments, other years will be more detailed.
Hi, it’s me over here – the person who my friends describe as crafty – with my non-homemade, non-customized Christmas cards.
I love being crafty, but I still buy my cards every year. There’s something about getting out 70 of them that prevents me from making them myself :) Sure, I could design a photo card, many do, but it’s not my thing.*
Disclaimer: I think twice about blogging about Christmas cards because any time I share what I do, people think that I don’t like what they do. It’s okay, I just do my own thing.
I really prefer to find a pretty card and devote my efforts to writing a message inside. It’s not much, but I like thinking about the person I’m sending it to. This usually results in “hey, I need to have dinner with them! And Them! And them too!”
That’s what I think it’s about in the end – getting a chance to connect with people in a non-social media form.
*I reserve the right to change my opinion after I have kids.
From London, we have this tiny little double-decker bus. It’s only about an inch tall!
In China, we picked up this cool red and gold design.
They’re both keychains, in case you were wondering! Christmas ornaments can get expensive, very large, or even difficult to find in some places. Getting a keychain really opens the possibilities! I remove the key ring part, add a hook and it’s done!
What about you? Any special new ornaments or travel traditions from this year?
The holiday season is upon us and somehow I don’t feel as prepared as I did last year! I’m also still operating under the illusion I have every year that I’ll be able to do lots of scrapbooking during the holidays. We’ll see how that turns out.
Since I’m trying to get my holiday wits about me, it’s a good time to take a look back for ideas. Here are my best holiday posts to get your holiday creative juices flowing:
The hunt for an ornament is always really fun. Sometimes we don’t buy a traditional ornament. On a trip to Philadelphia, we bought a keychain and turned it into an ornament because all the Christmas ornaments we saw were too big and bulky.
Our little camel is actually a figurine carved out of camel bone. Camel bone figurines are a popular tourist purchase in Egypt. The store we went to also had angels, stars and other traditional Christmas ornaments carved out of camel bone.
We had to have the camel, it was too cute to pass up. Do you have any Christmas ornament traditions?