"The spirit of Christmas … puts in our hearts a desire to give joy to other people. We feel a spirit of giving and gratitude for what we have been given. The celebration of Christmas helps us keep our promise to always remember Him and His gifts to us. And that remembrance creates a desire in us to give gifts to Him." (Henry B. Eyring, "The Gift of a Savior")
Today's download is three wreath printables in honor of wreath day.
I had the opportunity to make fresh wreaths on Friday in a class taught by my cousin Jason who works (and is a master gardener) at Red Butte Garden along with two of my daughters, several of my cousins, aunts, my mother, and sister. It was such a fun night filled with laughter, messy hands, amazing scents of pine, delicious food, and laughter. Many are hoping it will be a new tradition.
How grateful I am for these strong women who build my life and set examples of strength and love. I am truly blessed.
SIDENOTE (behind the scenes): I woke up and felt like today's blog post should be a free download. I had created the wreath elements as part of my latest RhonnaDesign App kit: "Build a Wreath" so it was a quick download. I printed them off and stuck them in my journal and wrote a few things, took the pictures and tried to decide what to include in the post. I remembered the wreath workshop which was a perfect fit. So I spent more time than necessary organizing photos, but that was okay because I was staying home with a sick child (throw up is not my favorite) and had a little more time. I finished everything up, hit publish, uploaded to social media and then opened my #Lighttheworld journal to start studying day 3 only to find that the first suggestion was to share your talents. I had done it without even planning on it and I don't know if the downloads will bless anyone's lives, but they are pretty.