Sunday Greetings

wood and tissue paper stars - Sunday Greetings - SfCT

Hello dear friends! How was everyone’s holiday weekend? We stayed in town and had a casual Christmas at home with family and puzzles and jammies and candles and slow, slow days. This year, all decorations on our Christmas tree were a homemade smorgasbord of paper snowflakes, pinecone weavings, and such that accumulated throughout the past several weeks. It was our stress-free alternative to chasing a busy 2-year-old and unruly cats away from fragile ornaments. One of the more recent adornments to our small scotch pine were these wood and paper stars pictured above that look lovely against both twinkle lights and sunlight. The idea to make these sweet stars came from The Eric Carle Museum blog, and were so enjoyable to make and I created extras for the window that floods with cool light in the late afternoon. I’m considering making enough to hang in every window of the house to leave up throughout the new year!

The light of 2015 is going out with 2016 quickly approaching. It goes by so fast. Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? Any big plans for the year ahead? Wherever you happen to be or whatever you happen to be doing that evening, here’s to a very happy new year ahead to you! Thank you for spending time here with me if you are a veteran reader or someone that just happens to be passing by. Here’s little of this and that for the last Sunday morning of the year:

How fancy is this DIY retro New Year’s Eve crown? Here’s a simple kid version DIY crown — Just add a few glittery star stickers and voila!

The clearest nights are the coldest nights, but star gazing is vivid and worth the frosty bite. Take a minute to enjoy the winter constellations. Here’s a guide for constellations in the northern hemisphere.

This little book of the winter constellations.

A look back at winters of yesteryear in LFK. And an explanation behind the warm weather we’ve been having this winter.

If you’re planning to party it up with kids for New Year’s Eve, these confetti poppers will be a hit! Use the leftover confetti to make art.

A few more ideas of how to celebrate the New Year with children.

Last, but not least, an end of year reflection on purpose.

Happy New Year!

Currently listening: Andrew Bird’s “Auld Lang Syne”


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