Seems every few years, some Hollywood starlet who apparently skipped her last salon appointment is photographed sporting dark roots on otherwise-blond locks. Suddenly trendy towheads across the country adopt two-tone hairdos, and a fad is born.
I’ve never been one to latch onto the latest style, but I’m running with this one—sort of. It’s always fashionable to show your roots in genealogy circles. I encourage you to shamelessly jump on the bandwagon with me and use one of these 19 ways to turn your family tree into a keepsake you (and your descendants) can exhibit with pride.
No tacky roots displays here: Our suggestions range from attractive, easy-to-customize wall charts to simple needlework. You say you lack a single crafty gene? You won’t need one. Most of these tree projects don’t require any special knowledge or skills beyond the ability to operate scissors or click a mouse. If time’s your problem, look at our super-quick heritage-themed holiday gift ideas. So go ahead, flaunt your ancestry—and when your best friend whispers “I can see your roots!” just smile and say thank you.