Hi, I was trying to figure out where to post this, so we'll try here!
We are always tring to think up unique ideas for my grandparents for Christmas (that aren't going to break the bank).
The past couple of years have been real winners by going to Picture People and having photos made of all the great-grankids together and another of all the grandkids together. (We know we've done goo when Granny cries).
Anyway, I was trying to think up something different, but still in the "family" theme, because they seem to really enjoy that. So I thought of a "Family Tree Ornaments".
I went to a hobby store and got those opaque ornaments in different sizes, XL- parents, L- kids, M- grandkids, & S- great-grandkids. And I'm using paint markers to paint a simple boys, gilrs, mans, womans, or babys face and name on each ornament. You can decorate them as simple (smiley face w/ hair) or as ornate (caricature) as you are capable of.
The ornaments come in packs of 4, 8, 12, 16 - all for about $3.50, and the pens are a couple of bucks each (or you could use paint and brush). And you can update as more babies are born.
I'm having LOTS of fun with this, since some of my uncles are going bald, and some of the teens are trying to grow mustaches, or dying hair funky colors, and we have SOOOOO many babies!