Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cute Idea

Just remembered I wanted to post this cute idea. Friends of ours got married over the summer so this is their "First" Christmas together. Well first Christmas as a married couple...anyway my friend was telling me that they went to get their tree last weekend on Saturday and they were telling the guy helping them at the tree farm they just got married, first tree, etc., so he cut off about a 1 inch round from the bottom of the tree for them to save. He said to dry it out and seal it to save it as a memento. Maybe this is a very popular tradition and I sound silly thinking it's so great but I had never heard of it. So when we went on Sunday we had the guy cut off a piece for us as well. It is drying out and I am going to carve the year in it and do it every year. I might even make a hole in it and use them as ornaments? Maybe have E do a handprint on one side and L do hers on the other? Not sure. Yes I can handcarve wood, one of my dad's hobbies was woodworking. I even have tools. Is this a popular tradition? If not isn't it the cutest idea?

Update: Its way to small for handprints but E suggested they paint their names on each side, so I think that is what we will do. Of course L can't do that yet but I'll have her just paint something on it.

11 comments:

Britt said...

I've never heard of that and I love it! What a great idea and then having it as an ornament will be a nice memory.

Kiki said...

I have not heard of doing that either, but I think it is charming.

Mrs. LSL said...

I haven't heard of this either! This is our first married Christmas, but I already got my tree-so too late! But I am definitely going to pass that idea along. Thank you! And I love your blog- I'm definitely going to add you to my blog roll. :) Take care

Impoverished Preppy said...

Very cute idea.

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Never heard of that, but what a great idea! I love the handprints-they would make great Christmas ornaments!

magnolia mama said...

I've never heard of that but it is a cute idea.

Karen said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Karen

Preppy Mama said...

Never heard of it, but I think I might ask the man to do that when we get our tree. Clever idea!

Paula said...

I'v never heard of doing that, but it sounds like a neat tradition to start.

Hemstitch & Hydrangea said...

I think this is such such a cute idea- love the idea of the year too! Post a pic when you get it ready! Enjoy!

Mrs. Charm said...

Then I'm not the only one who hadn't heard of this! I figure by the time the girls are older with their own trees there will be so many and it will be nice to let them choose which ones they want for their trees.