Using all ols stash - Basic Grey ppd, stickers, brads. misc ribbon and metal plaque.
Journaling: Photos of me Christmas 1954 in the house on Old Wood Rd. in Morris Township. We had real trees when I was young - decorated with glass balls, bubble llights, glass bead garlands, a star at the top and tinsel!Back then my Dad put the tinsel on - one strand at a time. Very tedious but it did make a beautiful tree. These days I use an artificial tree. I still have some of the glass balls which I treasure. I use bead garland - not glass though & a Madonna on top. NO TINSEL! Christmas morning was special- I had my stocking which I could open first but I had to stay out of the living room. After my parents had their coffee we went in & I saw the tree with all the presents. Santa's gifts were never wrapped - notice the doll clothes hanging on the tree. For Brian & the grandchildren, I wrapped everything and I didn't put any under the tree until the kids were asleep. Stockings are still a big tradition in the family - for everyone not just kids. My stocking always has M+Ms in the toe. These are just a few memories from my childhood.