Friday, October 24, 2008

Making Wrapping Paper


All this week Grace has been making her own wrapping paper for upcoming birthdays and for Christmas. This has been a great opportunity for Grace to express herself. Grace chooses her own colors and materials and decides who the wrapping paper is for. Today, Grace decided to use paint along with bubble wrap and dot markers for her wrapping paper. I am hoping that Grace learns that some of the most special gifts are the ones that we make ourselves because of the time, love, and care that is involved in making something for someone. I also hope to teach Grace that the best gifts in life can't be bought. Grace has such a kind heart and seems to have already learned that it is better to give than receive. Each day Grace continues to ask to go to the post office to send a family member or friend something special she made....such an amazing life lesson!

2 comments:

*a joy shared is a joy doubled* said...

Dearest Sweetest Grace,
You certainly have been a Busy Bee! Your wrapping paper is beautiful. Your generous and giving spirit are true gifts to all of us. How wonderful for our world to have a little child who will grow to be a member of our community that will give back to others. There are so many reasons why I love being a grandmother but I think that this is the best one of all! I am so enchanted by you, Grace. I know that you will continue to grow with love, joy and peace because of your nurturing home.
My heart is as full as it can be with love for you,
Maddy

Anonymous said...

Grace, I love how you are pleased and excited about your artistic work. The different materials that you used are so interesting. The wrapping paper is a gift of its own.
Hugs and kisses,
Memere

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