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I am Sarah, a stay at home mom of two wonderful, little boys. In my life before kids I was a fifth grade teacher. I now work with first year teachers, which I love. Creating is one of the ways I stay sane. I become very cranky if I have not stamped or scrapped in a while. Join me on this creative journey.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge



There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting.

Love this challenge. As some of youmay know I am Jewish and sometimes it is hard during the holidays to feel apart of the crafting world where a huge emphasis is placed on Christmas. I love that Nichole is embracing other holidays, it will be fun to see what everyone comes up with. My son is the only Jewish child in his class. I know that I will be getting that phone call from his teacher asking me to come in and explain Hanukkah to the class. I thought it would be fun to give each child their own driedel box. It includes directions, gelt and a driedel. I used lots of Papertrey goodies including the Mazel Tov and Mazel Tov additions set. I also used Everyday Blessing Patterned Paper. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

37 comments:

Traveling Mama said...

This is just too cute! We lived in Morocco for three years and my kids were the only ones celebrating Christmas, so I can understand a bit. How nice that his teachers are ready and willing to have him share! Hugs from Denmark!!

Susan said...

That is adorable!! What a fantastic idea!!

Barbara DeBose said...

What a neat idea and a way to share your faith with the class!

Peppermintpatty said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Keva said...

That's very cute. Love the game,too...cute!

pattylt said...

Oh, your story brought back memories. My children were also the only Jewish children in the whole school! I did many a presentation of the meaning of Hanukkah. Wish I had seen this post back in the day. What a great idea and it turned out so stinkin cute!

AllMyHobbies said...

Love it, love it, love it!!

Jen Carter said...

How cute! Love the little box you created!

Dana said...

What a great gift bag! I love the colors, and the dreidels!

Tessa said...

This is adorable! I have a dreidel set for my boys as their great grandparents on my mother's side were Jewish!

Jameela said...

Adorable creation! love how you sharing your faith with your child's class!

Banu said...

This is just way too cute....Loved it and such a fantastic idea.

Traci Nachtrab said...

Awesome project! Great way to share your religion.

Mariah said...

Great project! Love the whole package!

Laura Isham said...

Super project! I love this idea. And, I even learned something new by reading your post and directions!

Adele Fowler said...

love the bag you made!! what a great idea :)

Linda W said...

Great project! What a thoughtful gift for the classmates. Thank you for sharing the directions. It's nice to know how the game is played.

Terri said...

Great job! Looks like we were thinking alike :) Sorry to hear your son is the only Jewish kid in his class but I bet the kids will love them!

Amy said...

What a cute idea!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a wonderful way to share your holiday with younger children. Love how you have decorated and designed your gift box.

Kay said...

I love your gift box, and what a thoughtful way to explain Hanukkah to the other children!

Babies- Beth said...

What a cute gift... really, it could be done as any kind of treaty treasure for kids!!

Cammie said...

What a wonderful way to share your faith with the children!

Cammie said...

What a wonderful way to share your faith with the children!

Paula Laird said...

Aw, this is wonderful! I love the idea and the colors you used!

Kelly S. said...

Oh this little gift set is the SWEETEST thing! Every child will be so happy to receive it! Love how you made the box with the die cut, and the stamping and is gorgeous!

Christi said...

what a terrific little gift to give your son's classmates for Hannukah! I love the favor bag you created.

Debby said...

Fabulous gift. You are going to be one popular Mum!

Sarah said...

So cute! I love the box filled with chocolate gelt!

Terri E. said...

Super idea! Great job with the PTI challenge.

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Terri E.

Lea L. said...

This is such a cute little gift holder, and a great way to teach the kids how to play! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

Kara said...

great idea...love this project!

Sue Lelli said...

This is such a FAB gift and the instructions are so wonderful to teach everyone how to play! LOVE it!

Amy said...

What a great little project!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tracy Johnson said...

The Driedel Box, what a wonderful idea.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

What a fabulous idea, and how thoughtful of you to make this beautiful gift for your son's classmates. They will love it! Thanks for sharing!

Lee Anne said...

This is wonderful! I love all the details you put into it.