Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Addison's First Christmas: Baby Ornament

Since this will be Addison's first Christmas I am really hoping to start some fun traditions and I hope to share them with you over these next few weeks.

One tradition that Nick and I hope to do is to purchase or create an ornament for Addie (and our future children) every Christmas. I would like to somehow have the date as well as her name included somewhere on the ornament so that we not only know whose ornament it is but what year it was received. :)

This year we are pretty tight on money so I knew I was going to have to find an ornament that wasn't too expensive. I looked everywhere from Hobby Lobby to Wal-Mart to Hallmark. I couldn't find anything cute that wasn't way too expensive or gaudy looking. I finally had a DUH moment and decided to check out Etsy! Of course I was overwhelmed by an array of ornaments but after hours of searching, I finally found an adorable ornament that fit all of my requirements (and my budget)!

The shop I bought it from is called "From Nancy's Heart" and the store owner (as the name implies) has some of the cutest ornaments I have ever seen! I already have my eye on a few that I hope to get as gifts. They would make adorable gift tags!

Anyway, I was excited to see that it arrived while we were in Iowa and I couldn't wait to share it with you! You will have to forgive the pictures. Our camera was dropped (wonder who could have done that...) and is no longer in service so I am stuck taking pictures with my phone. Sorry about that!

Here is how it was packaged! Isn't that cute? Part of me didn't want to open it because of how pretty it was wrapped!

Eventually I did open it though and here is what the ornament looks like! Eeek! I LOVE it! It is even better than I imagined it would be! I wish I could show it to you in person so that you can see all of the gorgeous glitter!

Nancy also sent a really sweet card so I wanted to share that with you too! Her customer service was amazing!

I wanted to put it on a tree but didn't have mine up yet when I took this picture so I used my mom's little feather tree instead! :)

Again, the pictures do not do this ornament justice so I apologize for that. We are completely thrilled with how it turned out though! Nancy is such a sweet lady and obviously very talented! She has so many cute ornaments in her shop so you should definitely go check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing more traditions with you in the near future! :)

1 comment:

  1. This is very cute :) I love this idea - we make an ornament every year.


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