My children are now eleven and nine so I have a boxful of Christmas tree decorations they have made at school. On top of these my husband and I give them a new one each year. They get so excited when the box comes down from the loft. They remember the reasons each one was made or bought – a ballet figurine one year because they were obsessed with their pink tutus, a star made from handprints on card at a school fair, reindeer baubles from a visit to Lapland and the list goes on. The morning is filled with ‘do you remember…?’
There are so many memories in the box and as we talk through them I get rather emotional and tearful at the thought that one day they’ll be doing this in their own home and all their little decorations will be no more on our tree.
This year I have decided to make edible ornaments as I’d like to put a recipe in their boxes. Perhaps they’ll enjoy making them with their own children one day. I opted for these little wreaths made with meringue. They are from Germany and are called Baiserringe.