Sooooo it’s still winter.
I don’t mind the winter. The beautiful first snowfall is magical. Getting cozy and warm around a nice fire with blankets and a marshmallow topped hot cocoa. There is nothing better. In fact, I always wish for a white Christmas because it just makes the day that much more special. But after the holiday season and the excitement of Christmas is over… so is my love and appreciation for winter. Goes right back to the North Pole. Pack that shit up in the attic with the rest of the decorations. SO over it.
In winter, we do a lot of arts and crafts. And I am a sucker for hand-print crafts. I love putting my kid’s personal touch on everything.
This year we started a new tradition. We had the bottom of our Christmas tree stump cut into a few slices. This created the perfect way to make our own ornaments and keep a piece of every years Christmas tree with us. It is always so sad when you have to take off the lights and decorations and throw that poor dead tree on the curb!
So I let my daughter paint one of the ornaments and then we did her hand print on another. She absolutely loves getting to paint her hand 🙂 Then we wrote the year on the back of each so we can compare every year. Just need to drill a small hole and add a ribbon so we can hang them!
How adorable is this?
I think I might have to get a separate mini tree just to keep all of these DIY ornaments of our trees of Christmas past.
Yes I know I am late on sharing our new Christmas tradition but we craft so much in the winter when it’s too cold to play outside. So we just got around to doing these and I loved how they came out and just had to share.