Crafty Ways to Bring a Little Family History to Your Holiday

Posted December 18, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

The holidays are always a fun time to share with your family. It’s also the perfect time to share your ancestors stories with your relatives. Check out some crafty ways to spice up your holiday decor with some family history memories.

Wrap It

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Do you have old family photos at home? Scan your photos to create homemade wrapping paper for your relatives. Sweet Paul Magazine offers a quick tutorial to turn your family photos into unique wrapping paper your entire family will enjoy.

Tag It

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Alternatively, you can personalize your presents with homemade tags using scans of your ancestors photos. You can even add a brief story about your relative to the back to share a little bit of family history with your relatives. It also makes a great keepsake for the holiday.

Decorate It

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Turn your Christmas tree into a family heritage tree. You can create homemade ornaments using family photos to really bring your family tree to life. Or decorate your family tree with a twist, use small keepsakes and heirlooms to create memory ornaments. They will make excellent conversation starters and open up your family to sharing more memories.

Want more inspiration for your holiday decorations? Check out our Christmas & Genealogy board on Pinterest for more creative ideas this holiday season!

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Amanda is the Social Media Coordinator at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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