We were to bring some photographs to use on the basket along with buttons or jewelry to embellish it. I choose to use photos of my children from Christmas past. I had no idea what size to print for the photos so I ended up cutting them so they would fit. The baskets definitely look better when the photo covers the entire section, but still, I think my basket turned out cute enough to hold our Christmas cards this year. This photo is my oldest son Jake at 10 months old.
This is Maddy's first Christmas with big brother Jake...
Now we move on to Christmas with three children. Alex is about 18 months old, Maddy is 3 and Jake is 5 years old. I had dressed them in matching pajamas for the Christmas card photo that year.
This next photo includes our fourth child, Joey, at age 2. The kids are holding flags, because it was 2001. My little Pomeranian, India is also in the picture. Sadly, she is no longer with us.
This last photo has all five children. Tommy is three years old, Joey is 8, Alex is 10, Maddy is 12 and Jake is 14.
The instructions for this basket can be found in Charlotte Lyons newest book, Between Friends. Her sample is a spring time basket tied with raffia. I'm definitely going to make a couple more!