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Guest Blogger: Jessica Quirk | What I Wore

While I’m in Norway for the holidays I’ve asked a few select bloggers to host Pretty Shiny Sparkly until my return. Please give Jessica of What I Wore a warm welcome to PSS with your comments! xoxo — Kristina

For my Holiday inspired guest post I wanted to write a little about one of my family’s favorite traditions – painting Christmas ornaments.  When my Mom and Dad were first married, they had to DIY their Christmas decorations due to a lack of funds.  Now, thirty years later – we’re still making our own ornaments each Christmas Eve.  We paint one to keep and one to give to another family member.  My dad even drives around town looking for the sorriest little tree (all trees need families!) to hang our artwork onto.

A couple years ago my Mom found these awesome miniature nutcrackers and they are my favorite Christmas craft to date!! I painted the little IU santa for my dad and did the guy in purple too (who I like to call Prince Caspian).

Besides sitting around the table painting with my family, we have years and years of home made ornaments (and stories) to enjoy each Christmas.

(Thanks to Kristina for having me contribute to her Pretty Shiny Sparkly holiday series!)

Jessica (What I Wore)

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  1. 12.21.2010 / 3:30 pm

    Very Cute! They look professional done.

  2. Anette
    12.21.2010 / 5:29 pm

    thanks for sharing jessica! christmas traditions are always so sweet 🙂
    Merry Christmas,

  3. 12.21.2010 / 10:52 pm

    What a great tradition! Our family participates in this too and gives every family a homemade ornament. It creates such a solid tradition + it's so much fun looking at the ornaments made in the prior years.
    Your nutcrackers are so elegant looking in their garb. love it!

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  4. 12.22.2010 / 12:09 am

    A fantastic post about a sweet and lovely holiday tradition. Thanks so much for bringing some great christmas cheer to PSS! And happy bday, doll!

  5. 12.22.2010 / 1:48 am

    What a fabulous tradition! Your family sounds so wonderful! Have a very merry Christmas Jessica!

  6. Norma
    12.22.2010 / 2:24 am

    I like the king on the left.

  7. 12.22.2010 / 3:27 am

    I love holiday crafts!! They are the best kind of the year.

  8. Natalie
    12.22.2010 / 5:02 am

    I love this tradition of yours! You did a great job!

  9. 12.23.2010 / 1:54 am

    what a lovely and memorable way to celebrate the holidays!!

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