"Tradition is not to preserve the ashes, but to pass on the flame." Gustav Mahler
"Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable, and safe in a confusing world." Susan Lieberman
Have you been reading these wonderful Virtual Advent posts and feeling sad because you have no traditions? I say: Start a tradition. Even if it's just you and the Christmas tree, steal an idea you like and start it right now.
That's what we decided to do this year. I have a one-year-old granddaughter and her mom and I decided to start doing some things with her that we can do every year. We invited my daughter-in-law's mom to join us and we all made ornaments.
We used clear glass balls and filled some with red and green.
My daughter-in-law, Stephanie, taught her mom and me how to decoupage. It wasn't hard. We put pictures of our family on angels and decoupaged them.
My granddaughter, Annie, helped me paint an ornament green and red. Didn't it turn out good?
Stephanie's mom, Diana, had lots of great ideas for ornaments.
Annie clapped for us. She was very encouraging.
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