M&M sleeves with adorable little toppers. Cute idea for a child's classroom!
Beautiful felt garlands. You can see another version here (and Ali Edward's version here.)
Ribbon Trees. Great way to use up your stash, too!
Journaling reads: Whenever I see this building, it makes me feel nostalgic. The Terminal Tower building in downtown Cleveland, Ohio is a city landmark. Built in 1927, it is a symbol of pride and accomplishment to me. Whenever I see it, I think, "home." My ancestors came here as immigrants before this tower was erected. They walked the streets of Cleveland before they were paved. They built homes, raised families, and shopped at the West Side Market. They found the American Dream here. This city is where I graduated college, decades after their arrival from Ireland. I know it is just a landmark to many. But to me, the tower is a symbol of where my family has come, and where we are going...
Journaling reads: This tree...was much smaller when I was a kid. This tree is one of two trees in my parent's front yard (but not the one Lisa got "stuck" in with her 2 broken arms.) This tree was great to climb and hide in for night-time games of hide and seek in the neighborhood. This tree still gives us a lot of leaves to rake in the fall. This tree got toilet papered 3-4 times a year when we were growing up. This tree was the spot where David Bowman first held my hand. This tree provided shade in the summer so we could play Truth or Dare and Uno underneath it. This tree holds so many memories for me.
Today, I encourage you to look around at your environment, and get a little nostalgic. These stories are important too!
Enjoy your Monday!
*Set your environment up for success. Have the family ready to go and in a good mood (if possible.) Don't schedule photos or take them right before or right after a nap if you have toddlers. You'd be surprised how a little thought and planning will go a long way!
*Be realistic. Your children are not perfect, so their Christmas card photos may reflect that. It is okay. Roll with the punches--sometimes you end up with the best Christmas cards that way! Unrealistic expectations can ruin a fun photo shoot.And this one is not only good for creative techniques, but has a lot of other links as resources.
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