An Ornamental Tradition

Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we love tradition, but we also embrace new spins on tradition. During the winter holidays, people love basking in nostalgia—trees, greens, decorations, smells—and all families have their own special stories to go along with each thing they do. Most decorations also have stories that go with them and it’s the memories attached that make decorating every year so special.

One member of our workshop team created a tradition when her daughter, the only grandchild on both sides of the family, was born. Each year she takes a photograph of the child and mounts it into a photo ornament frame. Michael’s has a nice variety that can fit school pictures. She uses these as gift tags.

These special ornaments usually end up hanging on the trees, often lost among the other special ornaments or the branches. Another idea would be to hang them on a special ornament tree or display stand.

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