I did a post the other day on Love my Art Jewelry about a handmade Christmas. I am proud to have a very creative family, and own many many handmade and meaningful decorations from my parents, in laws, and my kids.
My kids. I love how creative they are. I get a lot of art and gifts from them. A LOT! A LOT!
But this guy- oh, maybe it's simply because he's my littlest, maybe it's because he's my last, but this guy......
He could no longer contain the excitement of this event. He came home, put the gift bag under the tree and told me there was a present under the tree for me. I said, "but I can't open it until saturday" to which he said, "you can open it now". Mind you, we have been home all of 5 minutes. Gosh I love him. He could not wait another second. He was beaming with joy. This is Christmas. The joy of giving. Giving to those you love, to say, "hey- I love you".
So I opened it, and there it was. My third, and most sparkly of all time, Glittery Pine Cone.
I just about cried. His excitement was so endearing. He smiled for hours, everytime I looked at him, I got that grin. And there was a part of me was a little sad that this was my last glittery pine cone. *sigh* I don't want them to grow up. I want this innocent, pure, erupting joy of Christmas to last for him. I hope he always does get so excited to bless others. I hope I will treasure each and every gift my children adorn my fridge, my bedroom, my office, the hallways, and our Christmas tree with.
Handmade doesn't have to be fancy- it just has to done with love, and then, it's beautiful.
(Though my pine cone is totally fancy- oh yes, disco pine cone in full effect!)
So I am off to make some fun projects with the kids this weekend~~ornaments, Marcel the Shell with Shoes on, and maybe a hike. (if you have not seen Marcel the Shell with shoes on, you should check it out, its pretty cute and the kids love it)
Wishing you all a weekend filled with joy and love, not just hustle and bustle!