Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Couple of New Traditions This Year

I have saved every Christmas card, newsletter, and family photo that we have received since our daughter was born in 1994.  I have an album for each year and it's one of my favorite Christmas activities after the house is decorated to look back on last year's album in anticipation of the cards, newsletters, and family photos that will soon be arriving in the mail.

 This is the design that decorates the spines of our Christmas Card Albums - it used to be available from Creative Memories Persona Album Imprinting service but I think it has been modified somewhat.

A friend of mine recently told me about her family's Christmas card tradition - their Favorite Card.  Every year, her family votes on their favorite card and places it in an album.  I love all of the cards in my albums, but I must say that I would have been a whole lot easier just to save one each year!  So, this year, we will select our favorite card and place it on the first page of our Christmas card album and send a little gift to the sender to say "Thank You for your Beautiful Card".

Another new tradition that I'm going to start is My Favorite Ornament.  It is going to be so hard to pick just one, but I'm hoping that there will be one that will evoke a special memory that I would like to share with all of you.  It may be a new ornament, or one that has been on the tree for years.  We'll just see what special ornament will touch my heart just a little bit more than all the others this year.


  1. Good idea to keep a favorite card a year. I used to collect them all but have way too much so I've started cutting them up to make Christmas tages but some I just like too much.
    I too want to buy a favorite ornament each year for me. I do it for the kids but when they leave my tree will be almost empty!

  2. Pam, glad to see your new blog! With the move you are all organized and cleaned and can focus on Christmas! I keep all the cards and have people that give them to me. So many are so pretty.

  3. Pam ...GREAT the tradition of picking a favorite card but we could probably never choose...LOL.

  4. What a wonderful blog! I think Christmas traditions are very important, our traditions have continued for as long as I can remember. The way we give out gifts around the tree, the specific ornaments we use, etc...all traditions from my late father.

  5. Nice Christmas blog!! Ahorsesoul from MHH