Continuing Our Yearly Tradition

A Handprint Canvas  our yearly tradition | Mama Papa Bubba

I’m all about special little traditions.  Half birthday traditions, Christmas ornament making traditions, Valentine’s Day traditions…  They just make me happy.  One of the ones I love most is is the handprint canvas Gracen and I make each year together.

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 When I first decided to start it just before Miss G’s first birthday, I picked up 5 small square canvases thinking that would last me forever and now we’re more than halfway through our stash.  Hard to believe.    

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As always, Grae picked out the colour combination.

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It’s crazy {and exciting and sad and overwhelming} to see how much this little hand grows each year (see last year’s print here).

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Here’s this year’s masterpiece. Sadly, this one will stand alone here in Kuwait until another birthday rolls around, but one day in the future, she’ll have a collection of handprints, each one slightly larger than the last, displayed on her bedroom wall for all of us admire.

Check out last year’s handprint canvas post too!


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3 thoughts on “Continuing Our Yearly Tradition

  1. omg…what a neat idea. I love your creativity! I can learn so much. I have to check out if I can get little canvases around here somewhere…. i’ll be a copy cat… sorry! this is too gorgeous not to copy.

  2. We do a similar thing at Christmas. Each year our son does a green handprint for each year of his age (like a Christmas tree). So he’ll do three hands since he just turned three. Then we display them each year, in succession. Now that we have a new family member, the plan is to do her handprint as the skirt for a Sugar Plum Fairy. :-) we love handprints too.

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