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Topic: A Real Family Tree -- Photo Ornaments  (Read 1130 times)
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« on: December 27, 2011 09:07:39 AM »

I made photo ornaments this year for our tree, thinking it would be cool to have a REAL family tree during the holidays.  Growing up, I would occasionally see photos of great-grandparents and have no idea who was in the photos.  Now that I've started researching our family history and know who's who, I want  my son to know who his ancestors are!  I just made black and white photocopies on regular printer paper, and cut them to fit inside a 2.5 inch empty glass ornament.  I've got photos going back to my son's great-great-grandparents, and I wrote their names on the back so that if these ornaments (hopefully) last a long time, he'll really know who each person is.  By keeping them all black and white, even modern photos have an archival feel to them.

I know this isn't an unusual craft, but I"m just delighted at the results.  Here are a few samples:

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011 09:41:32 AM »

A real family "tree", awesome idea!

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011 02:46:25 PM »

I love it!!!

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