As the kids grew up and left home, they each took with them some of the eggs, especially the ones with their own name on them. I always like to go visit their homes at Christmas and find their special egg on their tree. Seeing the 1978 or 1979 date on them really gives a feeling of passage of time. This year I decided that it's only fair that the kids' spouses and children have their own egg ornament so I got busy and started blowing eggs - lots of scrambled eggs, omelettes, french toast, etc. so that the insides of the eggs wouldn't be wasted. I had forgotten in my excitement to make the egg ornaments that family multiplication over the years made it necessary for me to make 34 eggs - one each for each of my 7 kids, 7 more for their spouses, and 20 for the grandchildren.
This year I was more adventurous and rather than limit myself to wrapping paper motifs, I raided my scrapbooking stash and used paper from there as well as ribbons, beads and lots of bling.
Here's a few of the finished results:
|Decorations in progress|
|Just bling on Jenny's egg this year|
|The youngest member of the family gets a suitably appropriate one.|
|This was my first try at an all-bling egg for granddaughter Kenzie|
|See how pretty they look on the tree. I had to take them off again of course so they could be given to the new owners.|
|And a few more on the tree.|
I had tried to post more pictures of the eggs, but Blogger wasn't cooperating with me today. I hope these eggs are part of my kids' Christmasses long after I'm gone.