Monday, December 22, 2008

What I Believe...

Here are my journal pages about my childhood Christmas traditions.
It was so fun to go through my old photos and chronicle the holiday images that stand out as special.  I love the matching robes my mom made us and the photo of 6 year old me sitting on the floor surrounded by
recently ripped off wrapping paper!
No matter how we were struggling financially, my mom always worked hard to make Christmas magical for us!  As I read through the comments people have shared about their family traditions and childhood memories I was struck by how often it is the little things we remember and cherish the most.  The sights, the smells, the tastes that mean Christmas to us.  I think it's wonderful that so many families are continuing these special traditions with their children and grandchildren.  If any true blue diehard journalers will actually get to a new journal page this week I have a new topic.  In honor of the holiday season I think the topic WHAT I BELIEVE... is appropriate.  
These pages can reflect any kind of beliefs that are important to you.
A reading workbook page I was doing with my students today had the title, I Believe in Art.  I stopped and told my students that I DID believe in art and we were lucky that we can still do art and music in our school.  So I am sure my pages will have something to do with what I believe about educating children and how art enriches us as people and as a society.  Remember to leave a comment to have a chance to win one of 4 great ATC goodie packages. I will draw Tuesday Dec. 23 at 8:00 P.M. California time.

1 comment:

RJ said...

I remember laying in bed with my sister and whispering about whether it was time to get up or not. Usually it was early, early morning (like 4 a.m.) We always had an orange, an apple and chocolate drops in our stocking among other little things. Christmas was a wonderful time back then.