Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The way it used to be.

While studying Christmas traditions in our homeschool curriculum last week, we started discussing how back in the old days people couldn't just run down to Target or Walmart to pick up some new fancy ornaments. They actually had to use things that were readily available and plentiful right outside their own front doors. That gave me an idea and then I saw Darlene's daughter's teacher had the same idea for her outside we went to see what we could find.

B quickly found a couple of sticks that he had in mind for a project.G decided she liked these fluffy grassy things. We'll see what she had in mind for those.

What a beautiful day we had to go out plundering around. I just loved those grasses against that wonderful blue sky. I aimed up & started clicking.

I also found the holly bushes & trees to be a magnet for my lens.

Sorry I got distracted....back to the handmade Christmas items.

Here's G's ornament all complete and hanging on our tree.

Here's B's cross.

I decided to put it in our nativity scene to remind us of the whole purpose of the birth of Jesus Christ.

May your Christmas season be Merry & Bright.


Darlene said...

I LOVE their ornaments!!! Both of them did a FABULOUS job!!

Jodie said...

Now that's an awesome lesson to learn. Now you should tell them in honor of the old days, you're going to hand make their Christmas gifts this year. hehe Seriously, they did a really nice job. I bet they felt so proud.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Great job! I love those holly berries too! Merry Christmas sweet friend~

Janean said...

amazing, creative and thought-provoking!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Snow and ice! You better stay inside for a and warm~