Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I can talk so easily and chat your ear off, but when it comes to sharing what I have been doing and putting it on paper aka writing it down for putting on this blog, I am at a loss for words. So without further ado
... here is my advent for our grandchildren.
There I think I've about said it all, haven't I? LOL Somehow it seems like bragging to me or it is my insecurity, but....OK, so here goes....I wanted a focus for the children on the Reason. It is so easy even when Christ is the focus in our minds to still get so caught up on wish lists, getting, parties, and traditions. I wanted to create an opportunity for my grandchildren to learn, give, share, and be grateful, and of course to treat them.

I made Christmas ABC flash cards.
I made 'activity' cards. Not quite one a day, but almost. Some are actual activities, some are family stories, some are other readings to keep their little hearts in focus on the Reason.

I decided to take different sized envelopes and decorate them numerically. I asked my husband to make a wooden box to hold and provide an element of display for their table or bookshelf.

I bought Playmobil's nativity and wisemen sets and gave them to each household. I conned my husband into telling one of his imagination stories for the video camera and then I made it into a DVD. I suspect this will be more for my children but nevertheless a great family memory captured forever and onto the next generation. And of course I sent along a few little treats (candy, balloons, etc.)
Each year my daughters will stuff the envelopes with a piece of Playmobil with the 25th bringing baby Jesus along with the other items. And each year I will create some new 'activity cards' for Advent as the children grow and mature taking into consideration the age appropriateness even into the teen years.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby Gift

Have a subway art baby gift designed for you...

...then frame it! A great gift that can be displayed in the proud parents living room on the coffee table or in the baby's room. Let me know your "baby details", your colour theme and desired size at thekennedyklan at gmail dot com. I'll email you a draft for your approval. Then a JPEG file will be emailed ready for you to print. Easy peasy no hassle shopping!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

personal art

This makes a spectacular gift for the hard-to-buy for. Or a perfect way to treat yourself and have a unique decoration for your own home.

Birthday Art. Your choice of background colour and design. Highlight a few of the dates, your choice which ones, and in what order they appear. In this case, it is a family, and the parents birthdays are highlighted. Available in sizes 4x6 through 11x14

Another different colour choice. The highlighted date is their anniversary. This art looks so cool in every colour and design!

Another cool personalized item for the hard to buy for family member or friend: For the world traveller - countries, major cities, important sites visited. For Grandparents of a big brood - all the names of the grandchildren or great grandchildren. For couples - all the places you've lived (street names, cities, areas). The ideas here are pretty much endless! You will have a choice of a few fonts, and will submit all the words you want included. Each one will be very different and unique.

Available in sizes 4x6 through 11x14. Either portrait or landscape orientation (your choice). Background colours suggestion either solid black or brown, but again your choice if you prefer something different. If you do not specify, it will be black & white.


Email me at thekennedyklan at gmail dot com. Each design comes with very personal attention. You will be sent a proof by email to be sure that the colours & fonts are what you desire, and that all the dates are correct. After approving the proof, a JPEG file will be emailed to you ready for you to print at your local photo development place. The file size will be rather large, so that the picture will print with supreme quality.

sizes available: 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 8x8 and 12x12

Ask me about larger/different sizes, photo panels and canvas, mugs, mouse pads etc.

your custom wall art
choose your size