Last year, when it was time to clean up the Truth in the Tinsel ornaments, I got a little sad. Those ornaments were more than ornaments–they were 24 days (ok, probably more like 19 days…) of memories with my kids! I wanted to be like Mary and treasure up all these things in my heart!
Lots of people on our Facebook page said the same thing, “What should we do with our ornaments?!”
I didn’t keep Lydia’s first ornaments from when she was 1. *sniff* And I so wish I had! But I do have them from when she was 2 and she loves loves loves to look at them. It’s amazing at how much I remember holding those little memories in my hand.
However, do you really want a box of ornaments every single year for each of your kids? Yowza. That could be an episode of Hoarders waiting to happen.
Then. I had an idea.
I have some beautiful (and I mean beautiful) photo memory keepers from Paper Coterie. One is for Asa’s baby stuff, one is for all our ticket stubs to local events and special activities. The other is all of our souvenirs from our last Disney vacation.
These boxes are gorgeous to display and super fun to look through.
HOW PERFECT WOULD THEY BE TO KEEP ORNAMENTS IN?!
I made a Truth in the Tinsel Memory Keeper this year and look how awesome it is!
I could not love it more. I just couldn’t!
Then, I had another idea. Say you don’t want to keep the ornaments. You could make a photo book including close up pictures of the ornaments, Scripture references, memories from the craft-making time or additional pictures of your kiddos crafting.
Here’s a few pages of the book I’m working on right now…
How much do you love that?!
Woot! Thank you, Paper Coterie!
How are you preserving your Truth in the Tinsel memories?
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