I do follow in the footsteps of my mother from time to time. I too make Christmas ornaments for my children. I know that someday soon she will not be here to make ornaments for them. I wanted this tradition in place so that when that day does come it will already be in place and the transition will not be as hard.
This year I made Monkeys. I couldn't decide what to make and then saw Jeddie put my little Ivan monkey on the tree and I decided to make a tiny Not So Sock Monkey. I did not make 99 like she did but I did make 30 of them. I also happened to participate in a couple of swaps this Christmas that made in necessary to make a few extras. This is Hannah's White Monkey. I let each of the kids pick out which monkey they wanted. It was funny to see them pick the ones I had actually made with them in mind.
I have 4 extra monkeys over at my Etsy Shop. If you want one before they are gone, go snatch it up.