I LOOOOVE fall. The trees are GORGEOUS this year! They seem especially gorgeous because last year there was a very early frost and the leaves just fell off without turning colors. So I'm loving God's beautiful fall paintings this year!
My family decided to make something else this year and it was so much fun and very easy to do too! I found this on Pinterest. (Yup, SOOOO addicted!)
If you go here you will be taken to the site where you can download a beautiful picture of a painted tree for FREE!!! Can't beat that! They suggest using it for a wedding "guest book" and I think that is a fantastic idea.
But I'm already married so not using that one! But what I CAN do is use it as a unique family tree! So I did.
I opened the image with Word (or you could use Picnik) and added our family name and the year.
I printed it out on cardstock and gathered my ink pads in Red, Orange, Gold, and Yellow.
I gathered my clan together and we had a fingerprinting party. Each person got their very own fall leaf color and we put leaves on the tree! In the center of the tree the branches form a heart and my hubbie and I put our fingerprints there in the middle. It's not done this way in the picture yet in case you noticed but I wrote (very tiny) each person's name in one single appropriate fingerprint randomly. It turned our beautifully! I love it and will cherish it forever.
Here is our very own family tree! I love it and I think we will probably do it every year - I saved the image of the tree on my computer in case they stop offering the free download.
In HIS Grip,
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