I always look forward to Christmas and all the
colourful lights and decorations. I have some
things here to help you make pictures and Christmas cards. You can then
spend your money on presents instead. Everyone likes a special hand-made
card and they will not want to throw it away afterwards.
Make sure you have a right size envelope for the
card before you start on your art work!
Here is a picture of me and Brown Teddy, Yellow Parrot and Pink Parrot,
trying to get to sleep on Christmas Eve a few years ago. The parrots
kept talking so I told them to close their eyes, imagine a starry
Christmas sky and count the stars. They got tired at about 45 stars and
it was not long before they were fast
asleep. Brown Teddy likes to be in the middle because it is cosier.
When we put on all the Christmas lights in the
evening, we do not need any other lamps. The best bit is the coloured
circles that they make on the wall. After a busy day, I like to just sit
and look at them for a rest. They normally stay up in January to
brighten the grey days. If it snows, we open the curtains and let the
colours go onto the snow outside the window.
I hope you like my Christmas Story colouring page. If you save the
picture, you can print one to colour in and another one to cut the
figures out and stick on your own hand-made Christmas cards! I think
sticking on the glitter is the best part, especially the star and the
wise men's clothes. Nobody really knows how many wise men came, but I
think these three were the first ones to get there.
Dino has coloured it in on screen so he can email it to Mr Webmaster, as a
thank you for making the website for us. Dino will stay much cleaner
that way, than with paints and water. He has put in a huge pile of hay
for the camel, and grass for the donkey and sheep, so they don't get
hungry – it was the first thing he thought of!
You can download all these Colour And Cutout
Nativity Sets and Colouring Christmas Cards free from our other website
These Christmas Story colouring booklets are just what I like. I
have been testing them for the Lucy Paintbox Colouring page. Someone had
already folded these, but I am sure I could fold them up on my own
next time. Here I am just giving the sheep some extra grass. I don't
like a picture where there is no food for the animals. I am not sure
whether the camel wants grass or brown hay. The shepherd should
probably be in dull brown, but I am giving him a red costume to
cheer him up when he is out in the fields with his sheep. I am going
to colour his feet in dark blue so that it looks like warm winter
socks underneath his sandals! Brown Teddy has made a good job of
making the star stand out by scribbling lines round it.
I think it would interesting to write the story
in words underneath each picture, and then you can send the booklet
to someone inside their Christmas card. Or you could wrap up some
booklets with a small pack of coloured pencils as a present for a
A SHINING CHRISTMAS STAR
This is how you make a star shine. You draw a
dotted circle around the star. Then you put in the main guidelines
for the rays. Then you draw all the dark blue lines with a
coloured pencil or crayon. The white spaces that you leave look like
rays of starlight. The yellow round the outside of the star
makes the middle look brighter. If you make 2 and then stick them back
to back, you can hang them on the Christmas tree. If you stick them to
some card, they make good gift tags.
Here is Blue Parrot checking my new
Knitting page, and I have begun it with some
charts for Christmas Snowflakes and Reindeer. If you don't knit, you
could make Christmas cards instead, by copying the chart onto squared
paper, using your own colours. Knitting charts have flatter rectangles,
as knit stitches are not square, so if you use squared paper, the design
will look taller. It could be a picture of a Christmas Stocking or
someone wearing a jumper or hat. If you kept to solid squares instead of
the V stitch shapes, it might look a bit like a mosaic.
SOME PHOTOS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS
I like to make my own cards, so that the person
knows I have taken some time to do it nicely for them. After Christmas,
I save all the cards with snow scenes and robins, so that we can still
enjoy them through January, when we are more likely to get snow here in
Southern England. I don't think I would like to throw away a handmade
card at all!
These pictures below can be used to make cards or
gift tags. They are very small thumbnail pictures. You have to click on
them to get the bigger version.
We have had these tree angels for a long time. The
candle is a pretending one with a bulb in it.
These artificial trees are covered in spray foam
The model snow villages in the garden centre are
always very interesting as they are different every year.
Everyone stays up a bit later when the Christmas
lights are on. These glass bulbs are quite old, and we had them before
the LED lights began to be made. They have much softer colours but the
bulbs fail after a while as they are so delicate.
These are Christmas lights when the camera was moved
up and down very quickly.
Evergreens have always been brought into the house
in midwinter, people thought they were special because they stayed
alive. I am sure the cut branches lasted longer a long time ago when
houses were colder and more draughty, with no central heating.
The last picture is poinsettia - not berries, but
redder than all the berries!
I think people want snow at Christmas because it
makes everything stop and go quiet, and it is a good excuse to have another mince
pie on a cold night. These pictures were taken in my local parks. We
don't have thick snow very often in Southern England.
I like the star-shaped mince pies better than
ordinary ones. The bowls of chocolates do not last long in my house, so
we have to only put a few out at a time.
If you have a robin in the garden, he will be
watching everything you do, and come down to look for snacks when
you are out of the way. You can get a good photo if you move very
slowly towards the robin with the camera, and especially if you
don't look straight at him.
In Victorian times, postmen wore red coats and
were called Red Robins. Christmas cards at that time showed little
robins delivering the mail, and now we still have robins all over
These reindeer are in my local garden centre
every December. They are used to people and spend their time eating
the hay and sleeping. The last picture is a large toy reindeer at the
Aunties like flowery Christmas cards. The first two
are Christmas Rose (Hellebore), then Winter Jasmine and Snowdrops.
Aunties are well-known for sending cards with pocket money inside, so it
would be very polite to send them back a colourful flowery thank you
with very neat handwriting. They will probably keep it forever.
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