About five years ago I started a special Christmas tradition for my son. On Christmas Eve my husband or myself write our son a letter summarizing the past year and how lucky we are to have him in our life. He looks forward to reading his letter on Christmas morning. I place the letter in a decorated box that I keep on the tree.
His box was a little small so I made a new one this year.
You can buy the boxes from any craft store and paint them or use scrapbook paper, ink and Mod Podge like I did.
I covered the box with the Mod Podge and paper. After it dried I stamped my favorite tree stamp on the front.
I used the Distress Ink around the edges too because I like things to look old and worn and it hides any of my mistakes I made when cutting the paper.
I punched a hole in the top with an ice pick and pushed some jute into it and tied a knot.
Now the box is ready for a sentimental letter to my son. You could also do this for your husband.
Put it on the tree and it’s ready for a Christmas morning memory.
I keep a bigger box under the tree for past years letters. My son likes to read them when we put up the tree.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas craft and tradition.
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