21 October 2014

31 Days: Ornament Ledger

Good morning, friends! 
Welcome to today's FREE printable I'm sharing for you to add to your Holiday Planner, if you'd like! We're spending the month preparing a Holiday Planner to help organize everything for the fall & winter holidays. We're officially halfway through the series, but if you're dropping in for the first time, check out my beginning post...

Below is today's FREE blank printable where you can keep track of all your Christmas ornaments and the story behind them! I'm a bit of a sentimental gal, so I love to essentially "scrapbook" our ornaments and record the meaning behind each one. Our anniversary is just after Christmas, so we have an "anniversary tree" as well where we get a new ornament every year- it's a great low-cost anniversary present that we pick out for ourselves each year :)

When you download the Ornament Ledger file, it has two pages- one includes the entry page that says "Ornament Ledger" along with 3 ledgers, and the second page is all blank ledgers. This way you can print out the second page as you accumulate new ornaments. You can either include this in one of your Christmas divider tabs, or cut out each ledger page individually and create a mini scrapbook album with them! Simple punch a hole or two in the corner(s) and bind them together using a binder ring or even some pretty ribbon! Make sure you make your binding easily undone so you can add future ledger pages to your album as you acquire more ornaments :)

Each ledger page is pretty straight forward, and includes...

  • Year- what year did you receive/buy the ornament
  • To- was it gifted to a particular family member (baby's first Christmas, etc)
  • From- who was it gifted from
  • Story- any story that goes behind the ornament (first ornament you picked out together after you were married, made out of your very first live Christmas tree, first ornament in your new home, etc.)
  • Blank Space- on the left-hand side there's a large blank area for you to include a photo of the ornament you're recording the story of

It's never too late to start recording the stories behind your precious ornaments! My mother passed down some of her ornaments to me, and I hope to pass them down to our wee ones, along with the pages of the Ledger that go with them so our children can know the story behind them as well. Do you have any really special ornaments in your collection?

1 comment:

RHome410 said...

Hi, Shauna!! So good to hear from you, and big congratulations on your news! I still haven't sent the gift I promised for #1. How embarrassing.

This is a great idea for your 31 days. I kind of cheated and am writing about 'whatever,' like usual. ;-)