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Oh Christmas Tree! 

I’m a little late getting my tree up this year, but it’s finally decorated! I have a huge collection of ornaments, but I always seem to put up the handmade ornaments my babies (now grown men!) have made over the years first. By the time they are all up, I don’t have room for any more. Some of the paper ornaments are missing a little glitter, but all in all they are just as pretty as the day they gave them to me.

Twenty-six years later and my Hallmark Keepsake ornament still works! My little sister (who was 11 at the time) gave it to us our for our first Christmas. It’s one of the first ones I put on the tree.



Trying to get this crew together to decorate the tree is almost impossible. Luckily I am a machine when I’m tired and make up my mind to “get ‘r done”.  They appreciate the end result though!

I even put up my Dickens Christmas Village with a week to spare!

My favorite thing to do at Christmas? Admire my Christmas memory tree filled with the most precious ornaments made by sweet little hands once upon a time.

Club Scrap card stock and stamp images. Images and card stock edges inked with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Ink Gold embossing powder, then colored with Faber Castell Big Brush markers. Gems from my stash. 



Do more of what makes you happy!


Challenges entered:

Cards in Envy Celebrate the Season Challenge

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #92 Anything Goes

PINspirational Challenge #181 


Club Scrap 12/16 NBUS Challenge

20 thoughts on “Oh Christmas Tree! 

  1. Hi Wendy! I agree that the handmade ornaments are the most special. I have 2 my grandmother made for us that are very special to me. Love the card. That gold embossing really sets off the beautiful colors you used. Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. I know what you mean about the memories of the hand made ornaments. We also have ornaments given to us as gifts over the years, or that we purchased on trips. I do love your card and the lovely sentiment it has. The embossing and colors is so rich and pretty! Merry Christmas!

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  3. Such a pretty card – I love the gold edging! Your tree is beautiful. I hear you about the homemade ornaments. They are my favorite part of my tree too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Cards in Envy. Merry Christmas!

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  4. I love your traditional tree. So warm-looking! The card is super. Great Christmas-light colours, I think and the embossing at the edges is a fab finishing touch.

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