My Mum is incredibly talented at handwork, her creativity and stitching is enviable. Two Christmas's ago she started a new tradition of hand stitching her grandchildren a Christmas decoration.
For Christmas 2011 she made the round tasseled ornament, each one had their individual photo on it. This year she made the Gingerbread men which each child hung on a small wooden tree she took to Cairns.
When they are grown up and have their own trees they will have a collection of heirloom decorations that have been lovingly hand stitched for them by their Nana.