I set out my small collection of Chanukah Menorahs (candle holders), music box that plays the dreidel song, glass dreidels and booklet about Chanukah on my design table which I think is well below kids eye level this year! The large Menorah was my mom's, the low one in front of that was my Grand Parents and was bought in Israel; some I got from friends, and one in a thrift store believe it or not! One I bought on a car trip one year so DH and I could light the lights in our motel rooms! This box full of dreidels I got at a garage sale! The new art supplies are out and ready... I'm going to have the kids make cards with these print outs and
before receiving gifts themselves.
I made the stack of scarves and hat below this past week
some are knit some crocheted (I could make one in two nights)
for them to wrap and hand out.
This follows up on a story book we read a week ago together about the
Quilt maker and the Greedy King. I'm going to remind them about the king
who wasn't truly happy until he had given to others (instead of just taking).
I think they will "get it"...
Grandma with a plan.
They'll be here this afternoon.
I'm very excited, can you tell?
let me wish each and every one of YOU
a happy holiday season
whatever you celebrate
happy and peace filled new year too!
And for those who do not choose to celebrate
just know I am wishing you well
all year long!