Yesterday while I was wandering around Hobby Lobby looking for stickers and the like to decorate eggs with I stumbled across a stamp kit from Martha Stewart that lets you create your own family tree. I snatched it up! How fun this will be to create a framed family tree for each of my children. The great thing is I can make the tree as big or as small as I want with the stamps.
The kit has the base of the tree, a forking branch and two other shapes for branches, two different leaves and two different name plaques.
I thought I would sit down with a piece of paper and write out the part of my family tree I want to include and then sketch out how I will do it before I begin. Then I will make a trial run on paper and after I am sure I have what I want, I’ll do a permanent one on something sturdy enough to be mounted in a frame. I thought it would be the best to keep it rather small so the tree could be placed in a grouping of family photos. Since I happen to have been working on the books for the grandkids, I can use their own family tree adding in their fathers’ lines. How cute would that be in a hall or somewhere?