christmas cards from kids

December 21, 2010

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Every month, Juliet and I try to sit down and write to our sponsored kids. Since it's December, we went with the Christmas theme.
Put Me in the Zoo (I can read it all by myself' Beginner Books)
My original idea was to replicate the Put Me in the Zoo socks (sorry, I don't have a picture of it). It's always looked like a Christmas stocking to me. But it didn't turn out as cute as in the book. (Here's what we SHOULD have done, but I wasn't clever enough to think of it.)
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So we went with plan B: thumbprint Christmas trees. Which turned out a lot better. Mine were just average, but Juliet's...
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evolved from simple dots to handprints, to beautiful smudges that somehow managed to still look like a tree! I love how creatively hers turned out.
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Here's a page from Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice. I love creative ornaments--these bowls look lovely hanging from the tree.

Did you make Christmas cards with your child this year? What did you do?

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4 comments:

Ali Rockwell said...

These are great!! I love handmade cards from kids... They are one of my favorite things in the whole world.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Those thumbprint trees are so cute. I also saw another blogger make larger Christmas trees keepsakes by doing the same thing with handprints on canvas.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your cards. The trees are wonderful.

Jill said...

Awesome, I love them!

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