Every year we buy one new ornament that symbolizes our little family. I love this little activity especially since we seem to grow by one child every year. πŸ˜‰ My favorite family ornament is below and it is precious to my heart as it illustrates God's grace and healing and restoration. I was pregnant with Asher that Christmas and that little ornament is a reminder that God does indeed redeem and restore and make all things new. We also make an ornament every year. Typically I pick up little wooden ornaments from the craft store super discounted (i.e. $0.10!) after Christmas and put them away for the following year. Then we each paint our own and sign the back with our name and year. It's sweet and simple but a great activity that forces us to slow down and just do something together as a family. I also put together a little collection of great DIY Ornaments that are beautiful, simple and inexpensive to make (below.) They would make great Christmas gifts and in fact, I have made and given away a few of the ones listed below. + Pearl Ornament by Do It Yourself Divas + Glitter Ornament by Henry Happened + French Vintage Inspired Ornament by MotifBrophy + Crayon Ornament by The Swell Life + Twine Ornament by Bower Power + Monogram Glitter Ornament by Pizzazzerie I have tried the Glitter Ornament and will be making more this year. Super simple but has a big, beautiful impact. A perfect gift. I have also tried the French Vintage Inspired Ornament. I used an old hymnal and gave them to our church's elders last Christmas. They were a huge hit and everyone loved them. I made a set of the Twine Ornaments for my mother-in-law last year for Christmas. The look of those ornaments fits perfectly with her rustic, modern style and she ended up using them as a vase filler all year round. I really want to try the crayon ornament this year as gifts for niece and nephews! I'll let you know how they turn out! Happy ornament making!!  

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