a message in a bauble?

I must say, the time leading up to Christmas is always my favourite time of the year...
Putting up the Christmas tree, shopping for presents and all that cooking, baking and food and of course, quality time with family and friends.

Since Daniel was born, we started our own Christmas tradition, where each year, we have a new tree ornament, whether it's one we go shop and choose together and more recently, now that Daniel is older, we're putting a bit of a personal touch to them.

This year, it's a message in a bauble, we all get one each and inside, we write a special message for each other and dated so that in years to come, we can revisit what we have written to each other...πŸ™‚

Last year we collected pine cones from Daniel's school, we painted the tips with glue and dipped it in glitter...put a ribbon on and gave one to each of his teachers and of course, one each for ourselves.

We decorate our tree together early ( like first week of November ) so that we can enjoy the tree just a little bit longer, and each time we bring out our own ornament, it always sparks conversation of where we got it or how we made it...really brings back great memories.  I realise this time doesn't last, as Daniel will become less interested as he grows up but I'm hoping we've built enough good childhood memories for him to store away and hopefully, this new tradition of ours might even get past down to his family in the future.

I'd love for you to share your family Christmas tradition with me.  Here's to the days leading up to Christmas! Enjoy it!