Monday, December 4, 2017

The Grands

Linda at Linda's Life Journal asked to see a bigger picture of my banner. So here it is.

It is a bit blurry as I blew it up but here is the story of my Baby Banner.

Charles and Nancy gave me a beautiful Shutterfly Christmas card at Audrey's first Christmas. I loved it and wanted to show it every year so I came up with the idea to order cards of the other grands as Babies at Christmas. Shutterfly was very obliging and I could even add the year they were born to the card. I found the card like Audrey's and ordered five more. Unfortunately I do not have any baby pictures of my bonus grandsons. I will have to see if I can remedy that!

I took a lenght of cording(( You could use twine and that would be good too.) and tied the pictures to the cording at regular intervals. Then I took several lengths of Christmas fabrics, tore them into strips and just tied them on between the pictures.  I hang each end on a suction cup holder and then add a fake snowflake to cover up the ends. The snowflakes came from the Dollar Tree.

I love looking at my Babies and remembering how they looked on their First Christmas.

My Nanaland decorations are in the previous post if you are just checking in.


Phoebes World said...

This is such a wonderful idea...Thank you for sharing
Phoebe x

RJ said...

I LOVE this idea Arlene. Not only is it festive and looks great but what a wonderful remembrance of the grandkids. I bet they love finding their photo up on the mantle banner. Yes get those bonus photos added so everyone is all together. You have such a lovely family. RJ

Terri D said...

That is such a great idea!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, what great looking garland and a treasure of memories you have created! Thank you for sharing!

Mrs.T said...

Thanks for sharing the how-to's, Arlene! This is such a wonderful project!