Paisley Roots. You can see all of the great ideas and tutorials to help get your children involved in giving this Christmas in her series 'A Giving Christmas'. I meet Karly through pattern testing and have come to adore her! I am so delighted to be a part of her 'A Giving Christmas' this year. I think that Christmas is such a great time of year to get kids to think about other people and instill in them a desire to give and not only receive. I have 5 beautifully crazy children ranging in ages from 10 to 2 years. We are a house full of energy and life. For the past few years I have been using pictures of our family in the previous year to create a Calendar for my Grandparents; whom we call Grr-Grr and Big Papa. This year my grandparents are reaching an age where I begin to wonder how many more Christmas' will we have with them. So, rather than compiling photos for a 2015 Calendar my children are going to create their own pictures based off of memories that they have had this year with Grr-Grr and Big Papa.
Keepsake Coloring Calendar at our local Deseret Book Store and knew that this would be the perfect gift that my children could create for their Great-Grandparents. The first thing that we did was talk about Grr-Grr and Big Papa. Then I had each child write down 2 of their favorite memories or times spent with them.