I have decided that as of this year, we will make LOTS of Christmas decorations - I much prefer homemade to purchased. My mum's favourite tree ornaments are still the ones I made at playgroup aged about three.... I'd love to start creating some family traditions of our own like that!
We make a xmas chain out of colourful paper and string it around the house every year. The kids love to see how long they can make it. I guess it's nearly that time again isn't it! it's a great thing to keep them busy when we steal off down the other end of the house to wrap presents.
We don't really get into Christmas so we don't even have a tree this year let alone decorations! I'm not a very creative person - despite having all these plans to do "crafty" things with my daughter I just don't have the motivation to do them. Maybe next year, when she is a little older, we will start some sort of tradition like this as it sounds really nice.
My Mother used to collect pine cones & bullrushes.....oops! that should read 'My Mother got ME to collect pine cones & bullrushes', which she would paint either gold or silver, sprinkle on same coloured 'glitter', & make into centrepieces' for Xmas table.
They always looked beautiful, so Mum therefore considered her time learning in a 'Floral Craft' group worthwhile!