Archives for December 2012

A Simple Snowflake for Sandy Hook

The following is by contributor Amanda Morgan of Not Just Cute.

There is something magical in a new snowfall, particularly for a child.  Everything blanketed in white. The world looks new and clean, even a little sparkly.  The usual noise seems hushed.  It’s exciting and peaceful all at once.

The magic, the new beginning, the peace, that is what the Connecticut PTSA is trying to give to the survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.  The children and faculty who lived through the horror will be relocated to another school building as they return from the holidays.  No one wants these children to walk into a school with stark and barren walls.  In preparation for this, the Connecticut PTSA has organized Snowflakes for Sandy Hook.
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All is calm …

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

We’ve been enjoying a peaceful and calm holiday so far.  My friends, I sincerely wish you and your families the same.  Gather close, slow down, and savor the little moments (and let the rest go).

There’s beauty, hope, and joy if we know where to look for it.

Speaking of letting things go, I never got around to getting my Christmas cards ordered this year, even though I spent some time creating a collage for that purpose.  So, I hope you’ll forgive me for going so modern with a tradition, but here are the images which would have been our cards and I hope you’ll enjoy them just the same.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful holiday, friends! Enjoy the little things.

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!”… Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” ~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

A few of my favorite things (giveaway)

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

Today is my birthday.  I”m celebrating 39 trips around the sun and I”m thankful for every single one, even the ones that left me with a few more wrinkles and white hair.

“It takes a long time to grow young.” – Pablo Picasso

Since today is my birthday, I wanted to do something that makes me very happy:  giving gifts.

I can”t think of a nicer way to celebrate than to give away some of my favorite things to a Simple Kids reader!

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