For those who know me, it will be of no surprise that I consider myself a very sentimental person. My husband and I have collected a lot of snowmen through the years for sentimental reasons. When we started living together, a shelf decorated with most of the decorations we owned toppled to the ground. Nothing on the shelf survived and everything lay on the floor in a broken mess. I was feeling emotional having been through a rough patch in my life and this just sent me over the edge. My boyfriend at the time (my wonderful husband now) told me not to worry he would work on rebuilding the collection. Most of the items were from a previous life before we began our lives together and he wanted to turn something bad that happened into something good. He calmed me down and started a new Christmas tradition that day forward. Every year he would gift me a new Christmas decoration and has kept his word every holiday since then. That night we went to Hallmark near our apartment at that time, and he bought me a ceramic snowman, I still treasure to this day.
For that reason I have a particular fondness for snowmen. My husband and I always loved the snow people couples and after our daughter was born the snow people families. You can imagine my surprise when a friend, and an amazing crochet artist handed me the red and white Santa bag and I pulled this out!
It was us! It was our family! I love it so much, I squealed and when I wasn’t squealing, I was smiling. As someone who crafts and loves to create things, I simply adore handmade gifts. I love the idea of someone giving the most precious thing in life to someone else: The gift of their time! Not to mention as I stated earlier, I am beyond sentimental, and this little snow people family proves those crocheted together are meant to stay together!
I have always loved crochet art, but don’t crochet or knit myself, and I am hoping one day my friend might be able to teach me. It’s been years since I have tried, back then I just couldn’t seem to figure it out, but I am thinking I should give it another try.
What are some of your family holiday traditions?