Easy Holiday Tradition: Guest Book Garland

Celebrate friends who grace your holiday home by having them sign festive ornaments to hang on garland draped over your entryway or banister.


[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Editor-at-Large at Southern Living. The holidays are a great time to start some new family traditions, and I have a few ideas for you. This Christmas, I'm putting up a guestbook garland. I'm going to line an archway in my home with Christmas garland, set out a bowl of inexpensive ornaments and some paint pens, and ask each of my guests to sign their name, draw a picture, date it, put a message on there, and hang it from the garland. I'll have a three-dimensional guestbook that's decorative too, and I could pull out these ornaments in years to come and reminisce about my guests. I hope you'll leave us a comment and let us know what your Christmas traditions are. For more holiday inspiration check out southernliving.com. [MUSIC]
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