New Traditions and Ugly Sweaters

18 Dec

This is the final week of the Dare to DIY party at Newly Woodwards, and the last topic is Holiday Traditions.

Kevin and I met in 2008, married in 1010, and moved into our home here at Corner of Main in 2011.  We are starting to make a lot of our own traditions for our new family and our new home.

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I hope we can keep this up every year and make it a new tradition!  I would even like to try to plant some trees in our backyard so that we can go cut one of our own down…in…oh…2020 maybe.

  • Each year we have exchanged ornaments.  Kevin seems to have a theme going on the ones he has given me (no complaints here, who doesn’t love Swarvoski Crystal?)

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The photos don’t do these sparkly lovelies justice!

  • Another new tradition we are starting is an annual Christmas party in our home.  We hosted our first Ugly Christmas Sweater party this past weekend actually!  Our friends and family had a great time finding something ugly to wear….

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(Do you see the gray paint?  L. O. V. E. it)

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Those hats actually moved and played music!

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Kevin’s sister was the winner (below in the red with the runners up)…

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She made her sweater quite ugly with a stocking on the front and a wreath on the back!  Here was her prize (along with a Starbucks gift card):

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It’s the (very) rare (I only made 2, one for the winner and one for us)…

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2011 Corner of Main Ugly Sweater Ornament!  I am not sure if I can top this next year!

Do you have any Holiday Traditions?  Check out more at Newly Woodwards!

Linking up to Bower Power Christmas Crafts!

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11 Responses to “New Traditions and Ugly Sweaters”

  1. Stehanie December 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Oh what a fun party. Love the grey paint. I have a Christmas sweater that I love….but I guess it is a no no to wear now a days. Although I must say it is way cuter than the winner here :). But that was the point right? Love the ornaments too!

  2. Jenny @ House Full of Pretty December 19, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    Those ornaments are HILARIOUS (and adorable)! Love!!!

  3. Regan @ RenovatingRothenbergers December 19, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    The ornament is the best idea ever! Love it!! And that gray – oh la la 🙂

  4. Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic December 19, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    The ornament is so funny! What a great idea.

    I love the gray in the dining room!

    The ornaments are so pretty!

    I think it’s so cute that your tree is slightly too tall. It reminds of A Christmas Story, only not gawdy and over the top.

  5. TheChangingHouse December 19, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    OOOH my! How cute and adorable! How creative! I love that ornament idea!

  6. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication December 19, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    I love the ugly sweater ornaments! They are too cute and clever!
    The gray looks fabulous!
    We dont have any traditions yet, but since this is our first Christmas we plan on starting a few.

  7. Erin @ His & Hers December 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    How fun! I want to have an ugly sweater party…

    And oh–your comment about the search for “high quality picture of rat” definitely made me giggle. 🙂

  8. Kim@NewlyWoodwards December 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    I love all your traditions. Especially the ugly Christmas sweater party. What a fun idea and tradition. I also love the ornament that you made. So cute and such a great keepsake.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY! Merry Christmas!

  9. US December 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    LOVE the ugly-sweater ornament prize! So cute and unique. We attempted to go to an ugly sweater party this weekend, but unfortunately, got a flat on the way and never made it…boo!

  10. Melanie @ Mailbox Journey December 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    We do ugly Christmas sweater parties too! It’s becoming a huge trend though, so it’s getting harder and harder to find ugly sweaters at goodwill! Love the prize ornament!

  11. nikkisnacs December 21, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    I keep thinking that an ugly Christmas Sweater would be so much fun, maybe next year I’ll get it together.

    The ornaments are so funny! and the gray looks great.

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