It was pretty to see the snow covering our outdoor decorations and the grandsons were delirious because school was cancelled. Our daughter said they played outside until the last snowflake had melted. That's how excited children get when they don't have a lot of snow to play in. Our 3 year old grandson was so excited our other daughter said he screamed, "mom, it's Christmas." No, not quite yet.
If you are still working on your decorations, I have one more simple ornament you can make using sheet music. This is another origami ornament and is very easy. I found it on domesticali.typepad.com. The most challenging part is getting the two little points in the folds of the previous piece. It is harder on the smaller wreaths than on the larger ones. Just a little FYI.
First, you need to cut strips of paper 4 cm x 2 cm. I used sheet music. You could use book pages, card stock, construction paper, or origami paper. Whichever you prefer. I cut mine with my paper cutter because it's easier. The bigger ornaments are 10 cm x 5 cm. You just want the paper to be twice as long as it is wide.
Holding one of the beams, there will be an opening.
I took our grandsons from room to room looking at our decorated trees on Saturday. We examined the ornaments, and I told them stories about them. Our 3 (soon to be 4) year old grandson looked in rapt wonder at each tree, asking questions. When we were done, he said "thank you grandma, for showing us your trees." Memory made - and it brought tears to my eyes. It was so sweet.
Perhaps you could make memories by trying an ornament project each year and adding them to your collection. Let the children or grandchildren help. Or let them make some for their tree. They will always remember where they were when they made them. There's nothing like Christmas memories.
Things to Remember:
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.