Friday, December 12, 2014

The Tree Of 2014

We're keeping it super simple this Christmas. With the hubby not around... I'm trying to create ways for the girls to "remember" him, especially Marley. She LOVES walking around and checking out all the photos on the walls... and so I knew that I wanted to decorate the Christmas tree in an extra special kind of way. Lets face it, without my muscles around... I didn't want to dig out all the Christmas boxes from the attic, and so I figured it would be fun to decorate the Christmas tree with pictures of my hubby... my little ones' Daddy. We picked out 25 images off of Instagram that have his face in them in some way... and had them printed out via a mobile print studio. Once they arrived, we began hanging one by one, day by day, a photo on the tree. Every day we talk about different things that we miss about Daddy, and Charlotte writes them down... or I do... we take turns. Marley just loves going up to each of the photos that are at her eye level, pointing to them, and saying, "ahhhh look at dat. Dada!" We'll tie up some scrap flannel fabric on the ends of some of the branches, and we'll call this "the tree of 2014". Next year, we'll go back to our ornaments... but this year, we're making it special in a whole new way.

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  1. This is such a sweet idea! I have tears in my eyes. What a precious way to keep him near and celebrate him during the Christmas season! Your children are so blessed to have your joyful creativity