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« on: November 23, 2008 09:07:20 AM »

My husband and I got married in August, and this will be our first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs.  Does anyone have any ideas of special memento type things I could make to commemorate our first Christmas after getting married for us to keep and be able to show our kids one day? 
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008 09:22:45 AM »

what day in august did you two get married? just curious, my husband and i just got married august 5th of this year Smiley I want to look for an ornament for the tree that i can paint with the wedding date and save for years, my parents have one that they got the first year they were married and still have it today, other than that i'm not sure...good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008 09:25:54 AM »

Definitely an ornament, then you could do one every christmas. You'd have a nice collection  Cheesy

Alternately, a wall hanging or a reusable advent calendar with your names and the year. A Christmas couch pillow would be cool to or a throw blanket if you're into the more functional items. good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008 09:51:05 AM »

Congratulations!  We also got married in August this year.

In the Christmas ornament swap, Elvissatx made her partners some lovely little mini book ornaments, I thought it was a lovely idea.  You could write your wedding date and "first Christmas as Mr and Mrs" and memories of how you spend the first Christmas together.

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008 01:00:30 PM »

Congrats!!! Cheesy

Not really crafty, but my husband and I bought an ornament on our honeymoon (Disney World, luckily in November they were already displaying their Christmas stuff for sale) that we could hang on the tree. Every year that we buy new ornaments we ALWAYS write the year on them with a Sharpie! We have stories for each ornament and it's good to know what year we found them. In the future I hope to show my kid(s) the ornaments and continue adding to our crazy collection!

Maybe you could make an ornament with a wedding picture inside, I'm thinking of polymer clay possibly? Definitely something that says "Just Married" or the cheesy "Our First Christmas" because they look so cute! Smiley

I agree on the pillow idea.. this sounds awesome! You could make a new one every year to display!

Some DIY holiday cards to send out would be cool too... if you're good with a photo-editing program on your computer you could include a wedding picture and some holiday images/border. I used scrapbook paper and winter stamps for our 1st holiday cards as Mr. and Mrs. and included a picture from our wedding. Unfortunately I didn't finish them all so only half of our family received them in the mail and the other got the boring store-bought cards! If this is something you think you want to do, WeddingBee.com usually has good ideas for crafty brides and new wifeys! Smiley You may have to search around in the older entries though. I used a good tutorial that a girl posted a few years ago!
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008 04:22:41 PM »

I just got married September 13 and we're definitely going to have "our first Christmas" ornament.

Note - at Disneyland they have some Christmas stuff all year in one of the collectibles shops.

We'll also need new stockings since for one thing my childhood ones are staying with my parents. You could make/decorate matchingish ones.
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008 05:50:15 PM »

I think an ornament is a good idea. I didn't make  - but we got beautiful glass ones in Pisa on our honeymoon.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008 06:46:09 PM »

You could make "Mr." and "Mrs." stockings. My sister got married in October and I'm trying to make her a simple quilt that has her wedding colors. I'm hoping to finish it by Christmas.
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008 09:59:05 PM »

You need to take your time and make or buy a special tree topper then ask him if you and him could each exchange ornaments this and every year (he can buy his if he must). and date each one. There is also the tree skirt and stockings? are you filling one another stockings. It took my husband till the kids were old enough to insist he fill mine to get that. I Bought my sisters family ornaments one for each But I made the two boys theirs My 10 year old nephew got one made out of Legos and the baby got a playschool truck I drilled a hole though to string. They all loved them. Every year we add to ours family tree.
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008 08:38:00 AM »

The best thing about this time is that you get to establish your traditions together.

Does your husband enjoy the Holidays?

Talk to him.  See if there are any traditions that you want to bring from your own upbringings or new things that you want to add.

Establish if you will decorate together or if just one of you is going to do it.  If you do it together, when your children are born this will become a cherished memory.  Pop some popcorn, mull some wine and cider, play all your favorite Christmas music and make a night of it.  Then you can include decorations as gifts to him as well.  Gifts could also include music, homemade stockings or a punch bowl for your special holiday beverage.

Tickets to a holiday show like The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol that you could make yearly traditions, or even a nice leather bound book of your favorite Christmas story that you will read together ever year would be nice.  You could make a pretty wallet to hold the tickets or a bookmark for the book to commemorate the first year.
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