Though celebrations should be about the season and togetherness rather than materialism, a wonderful way to help children enjoy holidays is through the exchange of small, meaningful gifts, especially ones that may help clarify the idea behind the festival for them. One such gift is a book to be read and enjoyed as a family. Small symbols of the season are lovely as well.
At our last Spring Equinox Celebration, I authored a tale of spring; my son illustrated it, and together we published our creation. We then gave family and friends a copy of it along with a sweet-as-could-be 5-inch Gund bunny representing one of the book’s main characters and holding a tiny basket of goodies (made by using a glue gun and appropriate miniature items purchased from Michaels Stores). In addition, we offered a small pot of daffodils, a chocolate bunny, and some bubbles (for blowing outside in the spring air) as accompaniments.
Writing a story is a wonderful and highly recommended way to share your thoughts and creativity with others. If you prefer to purchase one and are interested in our personal creation, “The Dance Of Spring”, a small synopsis, some additional pictures, and a link for purchase follow:
Written by Lisa Novelline
Illustrated by Ryan Novelline
Summary: Mother Earth sets out to prove that in spite of the frenetic and absorbing nature of existence, her children are still in harmony with their world. So begins this magical and reaffirming tale of the beauty of nature, the coming of spring, and the heralding of a most unlikely hero.
To purchase The Dance of Spring click here.