Almost every year Ms. Jeannie makes a paper village for Christmas. Sometimes she gives them away to friends and sometimes she incorporates them into her space. Sometimes they reflect little details of things that happened during the year and other times they act as little totems for what she might like to see happen in her life in the new year. Regardless of the theme it is always fun to make them – a little stress-relief project in the middle of a busy month.
This year Ms. Jeannie built her Christmas village into her bookshelf. As you all know books swirled around her life left and right this year, and although there was a lot of unexpected events and occurrences that happened in 2015, books helped keep her hopeful. So it seemed fitting to build her paper village among the stacks of paper that so inspire her.
Mr. Jeannie pitched the roofs and lent his talents in the chimney smoke department. Ms. Jeannie hung stars and made alpine trees out of vintage book paper. It was a family affair like all good holiday projects should be with lots of love and laughter to hold up her little cut-out community.
The same can be said of this community of readers – you dear wonders – who continue to make Ms. Jeannie smile with all the love and support you give on a such a regular basis. Thank you so much for keeping in touch and contributing all your thoughts – with each kind word you lift Ms. Jeannie higher each and every day.
There are big plans for 2016 and many fun surprises in-store. Ms. Jeannie hopes with all her merry might that yourplans for the new year are just as big and just as bright and that 2016 is going to be the best year yet.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the most cheerful of New Years!