Personalized Christmas Ornaments are Back Again!

I know it seems strange to be thinking of Christmas ornaments in July but I have to work on them very early to be able to make enough ahead of time to not lose my sanity, fingers, and marriage in November and December.  Just kidding on the marriage part of course, although I know my husband appreciates me working ahead on these things.

Last year the ornaments did better than ever and I want to make sure they continue that track this year as well.

I am going to continue doing my classic bunny ornaments.  The elephants will reappear as well but with actual ears this time (you can see them in the pictures above.  They will also have eyes but I was just testing the ears out)!  Here are some others I’ve been working on.  These are just my first drafts that I made a few weeks ago.  As some of you may have noticed my blogging has left something to be desired this summer so I am just now getting to show them.  I was wanting to post them long ago to get your feedback.  I have started making some but still welcome your thoughts.  The octopus and moon would have a face on one side and then the personalization on the other.  Got any other must have ideas for ornaments?  I am excited about my elephant ears although not looking forward to cutting about 500 of them out!  I will probably have some of them available in multiple colors.  The green one is supposed to be just a classic ornament shape which would make it easier to be used for all kinds of personalization uses.  I still need to tweak the shape though.

I was hoping to start getting them listed by the end of July but it may be more the middle of August.  We’ll see if I can get myself moving a little faster.

This summer has been such a whirlwind.  We went on an epic journey to North Texas, Louisiana, Florida and then Mississippi to visit family and for Ken to go to a conference.  It was a great trip but a lot to put 3 little kids through.  We were so proud of them though and it was the best they have done on a long trip yet.  After that I can’t even remember the timeline anymore but we had family visit us, Ken was gone to youth camp, we hosted some guys from Scotland, had a week of Vacation Bible School, and much more.  So far most of July has been much calmer!  William decided to finally start crawling on July 4th.  He’d been SO CLOSE for two months before but chose Independence Day to finally gain his own independence.  And that boy is now everywhere.  He’s also used his face to catch his fall a few times so the poor baby has had some nice scabs on his nose, bruises on this forehead, and a fat and bloody lip from his bottom teeth biting his top lip.  Thanks for your patience with my absence.  I have also been super busy working on my shop and adding more to it.  Please feel free to have a look.  I plan to give a discount code very soon on my facebook page so if you want it, go ahead and like my page!  If you don’t want to wait for a code I also just added bulk discounts in my shop.  You get a small discount for buying 2 prints, a bit more for buying 3 prints, and even more for buying 4!  And if I haven’t mentioned before all of the prints are available in two sizes 5 x 7 and 8 x 10.

How has your summer been so far?!  I hope it has been full of adventures as well as rest.  Go anywhere exciting?

13 thoughts on “Personalized Christmas Ornaments are Back Again!”

  1. The ornaments are as usual, adorable! The ears add so much to the elephant, love, love, love them! I like that you have an original like ornament. Maybe a light pink or blue baby shoe/booties? I’m sure with ornaments like these, you will do at least the same amount, but hopefully more sales! I love your creativity and your originality.
    How neat that William began crawling on independence day, he is such a sweetie.

    1. Glad you like the ornaments! I cut out 98 pairs of flannel circles for the outside of the moons last night! Thank goodness for Netflix. I’m hoping to get as much cut this week as possible.

      I like the baby booties idea. I’d have to see if I could make it where the personalization would fit.

      And poor William has a fever today.

      1. Oh, boo for fevers! It could possibly be allergies. All of my girls have been allergy miserable all week. I hadn’t been giving them Claritin like we normally do, but started the middle of last week. Wow, 98 flannel circles 🙂 I love Netflix too, very entertaining while crafting.

  2. Oh my gosh!! You got Fresh Pressed, girl! So excited for you. Congrats and get ready for traffic. 🙂

    Your stuff is just fab. About time everyone else discovers it too.

    1. PS – When Angie started crawling, she moved the bar up a notch; I could no longer put her down and expect she’d still be there when I returned. Soon after, she started walking…oh boy. By that time I wanted to rethink the whole “fourth kid plan”, but we were already firmly committed! (My sanity is only just now recovering.) Congrats to William for his new-found independence. Hold on, Mama. That party is just gettin’ started.

      1. haha! I know the feeling. I am very happy for him to finally be able to get to all the things he’s been eyeing for the last 10 months but with all the legos and other tiny toys in the house I have to be insanely diligent since Audrey doesn’t consider choking hazards too much. A couple weeks ago the poor little guy fell on his face twice in one day. Once on the driveway where he got a big fat nose and scab and then later he dove off the couch (even though my arm was around him) and got a bloody lip from his bottom teeth. Thankfully, little ones are pretty resilient.

    2. Oh wow! That is exciting! I tried to find myself but didn’t see anything. Don’t know if it got pushed down in the list. That’d be great if someone knew finds me though!

      Thanks for the sweet words! I hope you’re having a good summer.

      1. You know? It might be a glitch in my WP Reader App. You are clearly listed among the prestigious there, but in a weird way. Even you weren’t, I still love your stuff!!

  3. Georgianna Ainslie

    Love the elephant ears, and the octopus is so cute! Agree with the idea for the baby booties for ornaments too. And my summer has been ridiculous. God just likes keeping me where I have no option but to rely on Him!

    1. Thanks! I’m sorry your summer has been so busy! I don’t know how you do it with your job and going back to school! I know you can do it though…especially with the help of the Lord!

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