When I was going through all my ornaments today and decorating the tree, I came across these white glittery snowflake ornaments.
You can get ornaments like this at the dollar store, even Walgreens., and I sure a plethora of other retailers. My Nana had bought them a long time ago, and when she passed 14 years ago, my mom had pulled them aside for me. Over the years, we have used them on the tree, or just hanging from curtain rods, but this year as I looked at them I realized I could make a simple garland. So I headed to the local Michael’s and purchased some silver wired ribbon for $1.05 with tax, as it was 50% off holiday ribbon. All I did was wove the ribbon through the holes of the snowflakes and spread them out as evenly as I could on the piece of ribbon that came on the spool. And of course then I cut off the original strings that hung them. This project was super easy- no creativity, talent, or patience required! When it was all done I tied it to my railing. Here it is now! Oh, and the other side of this railing/bench is where our stockings hang, so if you are wondering why “NOEL” is spelled backwards, it’s spelled properly if you are looking at the stockings and stocking holders that feature the letters. 😉
And now just for kicks, here is a picture of my children loving each other. See how the tree inspires mutual affection in the young humans. Note the arms around one another as a sign of love.
And here are the dogs, enjoying their cozy bed by the tree. Jake is the white doofy looking one, and Charlie is the brown curmudgeony old man hiding his face from the camera.
They are spooning…. he he.