January 02, 2021

DIY Memorial Christmas Ornaments

It is already New Year but here I am still blogging about Christmas ornaments. Yesterday, we already packed our Christmas tree and decors and while keeping our ornaments I saw the ornaments that I made last year including the memorial ornaments.

I did not imagine that I would be making memorial ornaments but these past two years were so heartbreaking. The year 2019, when my grandmother and sister-in-law passed away and I never thought that 2020 is another devastating year. As early as January, my father passed away and after three months, my sister passed away. It was so sudden and we did not see it coming. I have no idea that my father’s funeral is also the last time that I will see my sister. 

I won’t deny that it was really hard to celebrate Christmas without them. Every time I write my Christmas gift list, it will always remind me that they are no longer part of my list. Moving forward, they may be gone but they can still be part of our holiday so I decided to make Memorial Christmas Ornaments. I was contemplating if I will buy acrylic blanks but since I need a few pieces of them, I ordered Wooden Blanks. I bought angels and round but the angels are too small to write the message, names, and death anniversary so I ended up using the wooden round blanks. 

I downloaded Memorial SVG files at Creative Fabrica. They have different options but here are the designs that I personally used for my project.  


Because someone we love is in heaven, there is a little bit of heaven in our home. Check the design here and here.      








Materials 

Glossy Sticker Paper 
Christmas Tree Wooden Blank Painting Craft PHP133 - 10 pcs (bought it from Lazada) 


At first, I want to use my Cricut Maker but I know that it is hard to weed if there are small letters so I just made a Printable sticker. I measured the wooden blanks and using Photoshop, I created circles and placed the SVG files. I printed this on glossy sticker paper, cut the circles, placed the sticker on wooden blanks, and put string. I added the name and death anniversary below the design except for these two, I placed the name and death anniversary at the back using vinyl stickers. An easy DIY Christmas project. 


As I’ve said before, it is hard to celebrate the holidays after you lose someone but to help you to move forward, I will share with you this song that I kept playing since the start of ber-months. 

Where You Are by Craig Aven 

I'm not going to lie, 
Christmas really hurts this time
'Cause, you're not here to celebrate with me. 
Tears fill my eyes, And memories flood my mind, 
As I place your ornament upon our tree. 
Although this year, I have a broken heart 
It gives me hope and joy as I remember where you are. 

You're with the Son of God 
You're with the Prince of Peace 
You're with the One we're celebrating 
And that thought amazes me.
Sometimes I still break down grieving that we're apart 
But the sweetest gift is knowing where you are 
'cause you're with the Son of God. 

Got your picture in the frame 
And a stocking with your name 
Oh God knows it's been hard letting go. 
And I can't bring you back 
But I'll see you again. 
And oh that thought is healing to my soul. 
And I'll miss making angels with you in the snow. 
I guess instead you will be singing with them all around the throne. 

'Cause You're with the Son of God 
You're with the Prince of Peace 
You're with the One we're celebrating 
And that thought amazes me. 
Sometimes I still break down grieving that we're apart, 
But the sweetest gift is knowing where you are. 
You're with the Son of God. 

And I know how much this season was your favorite time of year. 
You loved to help us decorate the tree 
But now that you're with Jesus 
Can't imagine how you feel 
Cause He's the one who bled and died upon the tree for you and me. 
You're with the Son of God 
You're with the Prince of Peace 
You're with the One we're celebrating 
And that thought amazes me. 
Sometimes I still break down grieving that we're apart, 
but the sweetest gift is knowing where you are. 
Yes, the sweetest gift is knowing where you are. 
Yes, the sweetest gift is knowing you're in His arms. 
You're with the Son of God. 


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