This week has been all about compassion. I think one way to show compassion is to identify the hurt in others and try and find something that will bring them joy. Something that comes to heart is kids who are sick and battling illness in the hospital. I decided a way to teach my kids compassion is to talk to them about how there are kids who are sick. I also decided we would make them Christmas cards to try and bring these children some Christmas joy. We talked about what it would feel like to be in a hospital bed and not feel good a lot of the time. We talked about how hard that would be especially at Christmas time – no parties, family gatherings or special foods. I found this great card idea at Happy Hooligans – through Pinterest of course. I loved the card, and I decided to make a printable so that anyone could re-create these cute Christmas Tree Cards. Quite frankly, I wish I had the opportunity to run to the craft store. I didn’t love the paper I had on hand, but Corban has been sick, and life has been busy. So, I was stuck with these. I know I’d love them more with better paper.
I printed out the tree on five different sheets of red and green paper. I also printed out the stars from my star printable onto yellow paper.
I then cut out the paper and mixed and matched the pieces.
Then, we cut a 8.5×11 sheet of paper in two so that it became a 8.5×5.5. We then folded it in half again. Kenzie and Abby were able to glue them down in the right places.
The girls decorated the inside of the card and wrote messages for the kids.
We were only able to make a couple because today was really busy. We’ll finish them off this weekend and find a time before Christmas to deliver them.