This year I started a new tradition. Based on the song and the story of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" I made Partridge ornaments for my kids made from vintage hankies I've collected. The Partridge in a Pear Tree represents Christ. For the next 11 years, I'll create ornaments from the rest of the songs charactors. So you're thinking, wow, that's a long time to plan. But why not, how often do we repeat other traditions? And how often are those traditions repeated for a lot longer? So I say, go for it!
The sticks were found while on a walk with my neighbor. As the wind picked up the sticks were blown from the trees. So, you may be thinking, who can cut up a charming vintage hanky. I admit, it was hard cutting the first one, but I think the outcome is better than leaving the hankie folded on a shelf. Besides, who doesn't love their kids more than an old hankie?