Last year I was working with the teenage girls at church. The other women I was working with and I were trying to come up with a nice gift to give the girls for Christmas. We decided to talk about some of the “gifts” that the girls had been given. The “gifts” we were talking about were the intangible talents and personality traits that each one of them had. We wanted to make them each feel grateful for the gifts that God had given each one of them individually.
To reinforce this we decided to make ornaments a list a special quality that we had observed in each of the girls.
To make the ornaments, we took photos of the girls, then converted them to B&W. In Photoshop I added the words to the photo, then had the pictures printed.
We mounted the photos on coasters that we got at the dollar store (checked, and they don’t have them this year). We added a scripture to the back then punched holes in the ornaments (had to use a cropadile, they were pretty thick) and tied ribbon through to hang on the tree. (we also inked the edges of the ornament and used a nail file to smooth out the edges)
I think this idea would also make a great present for Granparents!