The wonderful Advent Calendar, which most of us have been participating in, this year has really inspired me to achieve some new heights in honoring my ancestors at Christmas.
I am going to do my very best to have a genealogy Christmas tree next year!
I have literally thousands of family photos in my files. Some going back to the 1850's. So...
...next year  it is my sincere hope to take those photos, and decoupage [yes, I am one of those decoupager from the '70's!!!] my family photos onto Christmas bulbs! Tied onto the tree with scraps of authentic antique prints [calico's, plaids, etc] I think they would make wonderful ornaments!
I found a great site that actually spells out step-by-step instructions for making these ornaments here. I can't wait to get started!
I've Google'd "clear Christmas ornaments craft", and the sources for the clear bulb ornaments are pretty much endless!
I've enjoyeddoing a decorator-style tree for several years now. And I can envision this new tree, with my homemade crocheted snowflakes, and the family's facing peering from the branches! A beautiful star on the top of the tree!
My only problem???
Why didn't I think of this sooner and do it this year????