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Sharing Family Christmas History

Nov 30, 2007
Christmas is celebrated across the world with immense joy and happiness. It is one of the most joyous and celebrated occasions. Christmas gifts are the integral components of Christmas celebration. People exchange beautiful Christmas gifts with their loved ones. The real spirit of Christmas lies in the Christmas decorations. People across the world buy beautiful Christmas tree. These Christmas trees are decorated with stars, gifts and bells. Since time immemorial, people are following these Christmas traditions. People celebrate these Christmas traditions in accordance with their religion.

A new and exciting way to share family Christmas history is the creation of a shadow box ornaments. This new craft idea is sweeping the nation as a way to preserve family history while sharing in during the holiday season. With a bit of creativity, family treasures, photos and other special heirlooms, your shadow box ornaments can be a statement about your family history. Preparation, Planning And Passion Will Create Memorable Family History Shadow Box Christmas Ornaments. Taking the time to find the perfect box or wooden case in which to showcase your family heirlooms will probably be one of the most challenging things you will encounter when working on this craft project.

It is important that time is taken to wrap, stain or paint the shadow boxes to enhance their overall appearance. It is also a wonderful addition to include a small hand written note explaining the importance of the heirloom and why it is being preserved in such a fashion. It is also very important to include a photograph of the owner of the heirloom within the box, either on the lid or within the box itself. Each of these pieces works together like a puzzle to explain and showcase both the family member and the heirloom that is showcased your family history upon your Christmas tree.

If you take a few moments to look around your house, you will undoubtedly find man small treasures from different people in your life that would fit wonderfully in a shadow box ornament upon your Christmas tree. In most lives, there are many moments and trinkets in our personal history that remind us of friends and special moments in our life. Creating family history Christmas ornaments is a fun way to display those special moments. For the newlyweds, a boutonnière or the bride's hankie could be folded or placed within a shadow box, a newborn baby's name tags or a toddler's first lock of hair, family pocket watches, cameos, class rings and baby rattles all make wonderful examples of what someone might want to include in their shadow box creations.

If it is difficult to know where to start when trying to gather ideas, pick a person or an experience within your own life and seek out small memorabilia that reflects the history shared with this one person. When you find the perfect pieces, combine them into a thematic image and create your shadow box family history Christmas ornament. Once you have completed one, you will discover that the rest of your ideas will be easy to create.
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