Sunday, February 20, 2011
Ali's Got Me Journaling Again! This Time for 40 Days!
This last December I made my 1st December Daily. This is a project Ali Edwards does every year and in 2010 did with the online community at Scrapbooks Etc. I did not journal as faithfully as I should have and my journal was not as beautiful as so many of the posted journals. But I loved the following about the December daily:
1) It reminded me of the reason for the season.
2) It gave me a tool to remind my children of the reason for the season.
3) It became a family builder as I had a theme for each day and got my children involved. For example, Make it Monday and Why Wednesday.
4) It held me accountable to sharing my faith with my children.
So, yesterday I got a bee in my bonnet about how I would celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday with my children. I want them to understand how important I believe Good Friday and Easter our to our faith, and Ali's December Daily was my starting point. So, I am planning on celebrating Lent by journaling all 40 days. We will do the themed days again too. They are Make it Monday, Try it Tuesday, Why Wednesday, Think about it Thursday, Family Friday, Simple Saturday, and Sacred Sunday. I use Try it Tuesday to encourage new foods, and on Why Wednesday we talk about why we celebrate and why we have traditions like coloring eggs. For Think about it Thursday, I will ask the children to give up something they love for the day or the week as a way of sharing the message of cross.
Not only am I sharing this idea with you today, but I am sharing my cover SVG! I was really happy with how this turned out. To find the Cross SVG, use this LINK. I hope you like this file as much as I do!