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It’s Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop and today’s topic is DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas. So today I’m sharing an easy “DIY” Christmas ornament tradition that we like to do every year. The best thing about this Christmas tradition is that soon we will have a tree full of memories!

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It’s Day 6 and we are sharing DIY Ornament Ideas!


DIY Ornament Christmas Tradition

love this christmas ornament tradition! perfect for small families & big families! it also makes a great Christmas gift for grandparents! #christmastradition #familytradition #DIYornament

One of our favorite and newest traditions as a family is to make 1 ornament a year for our Christmas tree. This year it was our reindeer ornament kids craft and last year was another fave that actually required a lot less effort.

For this ornament, all you really need are some family pics and a Shutterfly account. If you’ve never heard of Shutterfly, it’s just a website where you can order prints online. It’s great for Christmas cards, photo fridge magnets and even mouse pads. They also have tons of Christmas ornaments to choose from.

Last year we ordered this beautiful metal ornament filled with family pictures to hang on our Christmas tree. I’m really hoping we can order another one in time for Christmas this year, but we actually haven’t taken our family Christmas pics yet! 😬 We’ll probably order one regardless, even if it comes a little late–just to keep adding to our memory tree.

fun Christmas tradion idea

We love to add the year and our ages to the back of the ornament as well. Sure, you can do the math to figure out the ages from the year, but that’s a little too much work sometimes 😉

If you add one special ornament every year, in no time you will have a tree full of tons of memories! On our tree, some are picture memories like this one and some are ornaments hand made by our kids.

Family pictures make great picture ornaments, but so do Kindergarten pictures. David’s will be ours next year and Farrah’s in 3 years!

Our kids are 2 & 4 right now. One day they will be grown and will be celebrating Christmas with their own families. I’m sure it will be a bitter sweet moment for me to realize that I don’t get them all to myself anymore, but I know I will love looking back at all our hand made memories together as I decorate our tree.

love this christmas ornament tradition! perfect for small families & big families! it also makes a great Christmas gift for grandparents! #christmastradition #familytradition #DIYornament

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Jenny

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

This is something I need to start to do! I love this idea and I've never thought of it before. Someday it will be a wonderful memory as I decorate the tree when the kids are grown.

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

exactly! we only have a few special ornaments right now, but I can't wait til we have like 20 of them! so many great memories to come =)

Super Mom - No Cape!

Friday 30th of November 2018

This is an awesome way to keep those memories over the years. They grow up sooo fast.

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Saturday 1st of December 2018

thank you! they really do!

Marie InteriorFrugalista

Friday 30th of November 2018

My family made one of these for me last year. When we went on our annual sleigh ride, I lost my footing stepping onto the sleigh and literally slid underneath the sleigh while everyone on the sleigh stood up to look. Someone managed to capture the moment and made it into an ornament and captioned it "Grandma got run over by reindeer - family sleigh ride 2018". Hilarious and one of my favorite gifts last year.

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Friday 30th of November 2018

hahaha oh my gosh! that is hilarious!

Beverly

Friday 30th of November 2018

It's a lovely idea to add one ornament each year that holds special memories. I've done that for a long time and it is such a joy to place them on the tree and remember special moments.

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Friday 30th of November 2018

so glad that we're not the only ones who do this. it is really one of my favorite traditions =)

Heather

Friday 30th of November 2018

I love ordering photo ornaments from Shutterfly too!!! They make great gifts for the grandparents too! They are so special and I love looking back on them every year. I actually still need to order ours from last year. I'll have to keep an eye out for one of their great coupons!

Lexi @ That Fit Fam

Friday 30th of November 2018

thanks for that tip! they do have great coupons, I forgot!