I love to decorate for Christmas. Growing up, we never had a super-formal tree. We had some store bought ornaments, but a majority of our tree decor was handmade. Whether it was the toilet paper Santa that my brother made in grade school, or the styrofoam/felt/sequin concoction that I made in kindergarten, each piece had and still has so many memories.
Our tree is much the same. I have a lot of store-bought ornaments that I've collected over the years, but my favorites are the handmade ones. Like the now beakless and eyeless styrofoam snowbird that my Great Aunt Aggie made for me when I was seven. Or the manila paper angel with the torn wings that I made at some point in grade school.
I'm also attracted to what I call the "Sandra Lee" method of Christmas decorating. That's where you take store bought decor, and add your own personal touch.
Which brings us to today's giveaway! One of the words I sometimes use to define my personal sense of style is "preppy". This word means many different things to many different people. One of the common elements, however, seems to be the attraction of all things monogrammed. I mean, who doesn't like to see their name in lights?
Well, maybe not in lights, but today's giveaway is a glass ball ornament, Sandra Lee-d by yours truly! You can choose the name/initial of the recipient, and I'll send it off to you! I apologize in advance for the photos--taken by my very preppy little hot pink phone! Does the job, but certainly not the quality I'd like. The winner's bauble will also be accented by a lovely little ribbon. The ornament is a lovely lime-y green and the writing is hot pink. Great fun for girlfriends or the little princess in your life, or better yet, YOU! :)