Welcome to Day One of our Not A Creature Was Stirring Christmas Celebration
If you missed yesterday's post with the challenge link up,
please click HERE
to check it out.
around the world, Christmas time means different things to different
cultures. Yet, beneath all of our various differences, there happens to
be a universal need at this time of year to share and recognize the most
extraordinary things that we have in our lives with others: family,
faith, children, love, etc. This can also include our love for animals.
are a meaningful part of Christmas symbolism. Throughout time, animals
have been featured in Christmas tales. Whether Biblically,
mythologically, historically, or in present day adaptations—there are a
variety of animals we relate to as symbols during this incredible time
of year. With the holiday season here, we find these creatures appearing
on television or in the movies, on holiday cards and on wrapping paper,
in various decorations, and in some cases, a few families may find them
under the tree on Christmas morn.
December is a time to pay homage to the many furry and feathered
friends associated with the season: reindeer, penguins, polar bears,
camels, donkeys, oxen, sheep, kangaroos, dogs, mice, partridges, turtle
doves, hens, robins, etc. However, it doesn't stop there. While these
are the animals that are traditionally related with this time of year,
there are a whole host of other animals that can be treasured as well.
St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology and of animals, said
that we should not forget animal on Christmas, and that they should be
given rest and good food. Keeping all of this in mind during our
celebrations and observances during this special time of year, let's
remember and appreciate the animals all around us.
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That is what we are doing here on Scribbles Designs for our annual Christmas Event
this year. Over the next several days I will be sharing cards made by
our design team, all featuring an animal or bird. Each day we post a DT project,
you'll have the opportunity to win the
image that day's particular designer used by completing the task
outlined in the post. Helen is here to kick off our Celebration with this cute card...
Complete today's task for a chance to win this image!
- Please leave us a comment letting us know the following:
- Did you ever have any PETS when you were growing up (ages 0 to 18 accepted)? If you didn't have a pet, was there any reason why not? If you did have a pet (or pets) as a child, be sure to let us know what kind of animal it was and its name as well (and anything else you might like to share about your beloved furry friend).
The names of those people who submit responses completing today's
task will be put into a draw for the image shown above. One random winner will
be chosen to receive a copy of today's featured image. Draw will be held on Jan 14th
and the winner announcement for the entire celebration will be posted soon thereafter [okay, as soon as I can manage it].
Well folks that is it for today's task. Be sure to join us again
tomorrow to find out what project Suze created and to see the image you could win for participating!
Each day we feature a DT project, you will have the opportunity to
complete a simple task in order to to win one of the images featured. Be
sure to join us each day until December 20th
see what we have in store for you! While the last day of the event is
December 20th, don't worry if you're too busy during this most festive time of year, you will have until January 14th, 2023, to complete all the tasks.