One tradition that organically ended up being a tradition that I now love is their birthday shirts. When Anaya was old enough to recognize numbers, I made her an iron-on transfer 3 shirt for her to wear to “school”. Then Ty was born and over the past 4 years, they both seem to really love the idea of having a birthday shirt to wear to school on their birthdays. It’s so easy and puts such a big smile on their face. The one thing that I haven’t done is save the shirts every year (duh) but now I think I will.
It’s worth noting that tshirt transfer paper is NOT all the same. The paper I’ve been using for a couple of years now is from here. It’s very reliable and the ink turns out great.
This year, I let them design their own shirts – Anaya’s has a small bird perched on top of the 7 and Ty requested a 4 with a circle of garbage trucks around it. So funny.