Today was a rather ordinary day around here and because of that I thought I would go back and share in more detail the ornaments the boys picked out on Saturday afternoon.
I put the pictures side by side on a 4x6 canvas in Photoshop and then printed. The journaling I printed onto white cardstock.
I used some random strip of pattern paper from my desk between the picture and journaling. Added some gold foil Studio Calico stickers and topped it off with a glitter star. I punched two stars from glitter cardstock. One gold and the other silver. I cut the gold one in half and glued that half onto the silver star. I placed the star on the middle seam of the photo and added initial stickers to each side.
This year we took the boys to Hallmark and had them pick out ornaments. It was one of the items on our Christmas Bucket List, but it's also a tradition I had growing up. My mom would take us (Vanessa and I) and let us pick out an ornament to add to the tree each year. I still have most of them and now they hang on our family tree.
Thomas was simple, as soon as we walked in the store we were bombarded by lots and lots of Mickey Mouse. I picked the Brave Little Tailor ornament for him. He spent the rest of the time playing with the Mickey stuffed animals and little band figures that played Christmas songs.
Wesley took a long time. His first ornament was quite pricey and out of our price range. It was a Mickey ornament that spun and played music as Mickey conducted on a podium. He went back and forth with a lot of other ornaments. In the end the ornament he picked actually fits him right now. It's a bell that is topped with Santa. When you ring it, it plays Carol of the Bells. He learned this song in choir this year and is performing it at his Christmas concert.