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.