Christmas Parties and celebrations were helpful, but the real trick was recording Christmas Carols with our family on Whats App! We did Silent Night in five languages from across the world. It was so fun to hear the singing voices of our adorable grandchildren. Christmas is family-- thankfully Family is Forever!
You just gotta LOVE this little face. His mommy was sewing and he was pushing chairs around or trying to entertain himself. Here he is on her back and we were preparing to take photos of each woman with the dolls they made.
The plan was to make 50 dolls, teaching women to sew and to give the dolls to children at orphanages. My vision was that they would be so happy and excited. As it turned out, the children at the orphanages were not very excited, and the people who ran the facility really only wanted food to feed the children. So we gave rice, sugar, juice and cookies along with Dollies.
50 dolls became 85! So we gave them to children in the Branches. Now THEY were excited! They loved them. I loved that the Sister missionaries came down and helped me paint faces more than once! It made the painting simple and they did a very nice job. No dolly came out with a funny face!
These are the ten I made for examples of different styles.
Yes, Christmas comes without the cold and snow
and Family is Family near or far.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!