On the sixth day of Christmas,
My grandparents gave to me
An ornament for hanging. . .
My grandmother friends and I sometimes admire the meticulously decorated Christmas trees that we see on home tours. The word we use for our own trees is "eclectic." Ornaments from our children's early years share space with items made by the grandchildren and with souvenir ornaments purchased on our travels. We try to keep the Christmas ball covered with gaudy glitter toward the back of the tree.
Making Christmas tree ornaments is a fun craft to try with the grandkids. You can go the easy route with kits purchased from a craft store, or get more creative. I especially like these ornaments made from puzzle pieces. What grandparent doesn't have a few incomplete jigsaw puzzles around the house?
If you're a long-distance grandparent, make or buy an ornament and mail it to the grandchildren. If you are sending purchased ornaments, wood and resin are the safest materials.
What's your favorite ornament? Leave a comment below.