On the last day before Christmas break, Oliver handed out cards he'd coloured himself to all his little friends!
LAST Christmas when Oliver was three (and I was very pregnant with Charlotte), we did lots of colouring and drawing. I often pulled long sheets of white paper off a roll, fix tightly to the coffee table and let him have at it. On one occassion, I drew a few holly + berries with a black sharpie and let him doodle in and around them with felts. I took this photo with my basic Canon:
I played with it in my photo editor to brighten, sharpen and remove a pen lid that got into the shot. Also in the editor, I added a Christmas greeting and Oliver's name. I had the final product printed at a local printshop, then stuck the photos to blank postcards. As a final flourish, I taped a small fruit-flavoured candy cane to the back and drew a curly ribbon through the top corner of each card. Oliver distributed them with such pride! I use this method often to include a Oliver's (sometimes accidental) artwork into my collection of note and greeting cards.
Also this week, we are reading a very sweet German Christmas story book from the mid-80's called "Am Heiligen Abend" . Oliver is very excited about the days to come!
|from "Am Heiligen Abend"|