Good morning! Christmas is almost here! I am working like a crazy women to get some homemade gifts done for my family.
Had to take some time out for a little coloring R&R =)
After I colored the Christmas Tree with Copic markers, I added little dots with a white gel pen for snow. The tree reminds me of a tree that is along the highway here in Alaska. The tree is in the middle of what we call Hay Flats. It is a single tree standing alone. Every year, in December, the tree is decorated with lights by someone in the community. The decorator wants/wanted to remain anonymous. If I remember correctly, someone found out who he was and they ended up doing an article about it in the paper. Anyways, every time I see this tree it brings a huge smile to my face. To me, this is what Christmas is about. Loving your neighbor and spreading cheer however you can. This one man brings cheer to thousands of people every year by doing something as simple as putting lights on a tree along the highway.
What if we all tried to do something simple to spread a little bit of cheer every day? We may not affect thousands, but we could change one persons day. Brighten on persons Christmas Season.
The Church I belong to is doing 25 days of Service. Join us in spreading cheer this season. Do something to help someone everyday for the rest of the month. It doesn't have to be something huge. It can be as simple as giving someone a shoulder to lean on or a listening ear. We can all do service of some sort.
One of the service projects that my kids and I are doing along with a few church friends, is volunteering at the Special Santa's Workshop. It's a program here that shops and fills wish lists for local families in need. It's an amazing program. They help thousands of kids every year. Volunteering there is something we look forward to every year.
I'd love to hear how you've brightened someones Christmas. Come back and tell me all about your service! Also, hop on over to the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with for Sweet Sunday Team Inspiration.
Rubbernecker Stamps products used...
Magic of the Season
Copic markers used
Greens: G99, G94, BG93, YG11
Yellow: Y11, Y19