Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Family Christmas Presents

For Christmas this year I made 14 of these puppies for all my siblings and Seth's and both our parents. Around October I started compiling all the anniversaries and birthdays of everyone and their current emails, addresses, home and cell phone numbers, etc. I then separated them by family because obviously Seth's family wouldn't want my family's birthdays and vice versa. I chose a painting for each month that went along with that season and then put three addresses pages on the back with paintings and a cover so all together everyone in our families gets all the family information compiled and put with 17 of my paintings from 2007 and 2008. I then went and bound them and sent them off to everyone. We have ours hanging inside the pantry. My favorite thing about them is that it's good for every year since it doesn't go by days of the week. You can just flip it to the next month and turn to the back where all the information is to be able to call, email, or send a card to the family member with a bday or anniversary.

Below are some pictures of what a few of the pages look like. You'll notice on the month of December there is a little Penelope's birthday on the 13th of that month. :) We put some photos of her and a few videos on our family blog here and here. She's such a sweet little baby. We feel so blessed.

4 comments:

Amber said...

Those are really really cute. What a good idea.

Tara Hoppie said...

Advent calendar: Gorgeous.
Family calendar and address book: Genious.
Baby Penelope: Priceless... and Gorgeous... and Genious...

Congrats. Love ya!

Colleen said...

wow you are so talented.

Harry and Jill said...

Where did you get that idea? Is it something that I can put together? I LOVE IT...