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Tuesday
Dec222015

Create a Colorful Christmas!

 

Hi Everyone,
I believe in the power of prayer, and pray constantly and continually. Some prayers, like this one which I turned into a page in my Zenspirations® Expressions of Faith book, I say daily:
Life’s challenges and blessings, as well as the seasons often prompt other prayers. At this special time of year, when everyone seems to have WAAAAYYYYY too much to do, it’s important to take a few minutes for ourselves… to reflect, to reconnect, to rejuvenate. My morning journaling sessions are when I find quiet time for this… which brings me a sense of peace… I’ve discovered that peace and kindness are interrelated. When we reach out in kindness and love, it has a calming influence on everyone, ourselves included. I wanted to share a holiday card I did a few years ago. The inside message said: May all the world join in the prayer for peace, for people everywhere.

May God grant the most precious gift of peace to each person reading this. May we be blessed with:
Peace in our hearts
Peace in our homes
Peace in our world.

In honor of the Christmas holiday, I’ve created some special Zenspirations® Create, Color, Patten, Play coloring pages and ornaments; they are my gifts to you… and I hope you’ll make them for-- and/or share them with-- those you love.
First is a wreath coloring page… I’m looking forward to seeing how these get colored and patterned, and I’m especially looking forward to the messages that will be written in the ribbon. 
Click here to download the Wreath CREATE, COLOR, PATTERN, PLAY page.
Next is a 'Santa Owl' coloring page:
Click here to download the Santa Owl CREATE, COLOR, PATTERN, PLAY page.                                                        
I’d love to see what you do with the design, and will set up a folder in the Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play FB group where you can post your Christmas creations. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1471158256528576/.                                                                             
And since Christmas can be hard for those who have lost a loved one, I also made some angel ornaments which can be personalized in memory of someone special. The idea is to download the image, print it out, add color and your own creative special touches, and then hang on the tree (or gift to someone to hang on their tree). I created three different versions: Forever in MY Heart; Forever in OUR Hearts; or one where you can put your own words.
Click here to download the FOREVER IN MY HEART angel
Click here to download the BLANK angel
Click here to download the FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS angel                                                                                   
Here are two examples of how the angel ornament can be personalized:
Although this isn’t the identical piece, here are three color options to consider:                                                         
Wishing you all a creative, colorful and connective Christmas.
Stay Zenspired,
Joanne

 

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Reader Comments (20)

Thank you fo these wonderful pages. Merry Christmas to you

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVicki N

Merry Christmas Joanne and Happy New Year. May the coming year bring you good health and many blessings.

Ardis

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArdis Ferdig

Oh these are beautiful Joanne, perfect for Christmas. Thank you for your prayers for peace and for your friendship.Wishing you a very creative Christmas and my very best wishes for 2016, Jane xx

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Thank you for generously sharing your talent with us. It is greatly appreciated! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlyce

Thank you for the pages. I have just discovered you and your talents. I enjoy your tutorials a lot. Blessings to you!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Thank you so much for all you do for us all year round! Hope your holidays are wonderful!

Just a note to you, I gave the Kickstarter book to my mother after the deaths of my father and my aunt (her sister.) She was surprised that someone else felt the same feelings she did after losing her husband. She and my dad had been married almost 52 years. I thought you'd like to know that your book is helping and healing other women out there.

Hugs!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda C

These are such a blessing to have Joanne. I would love to use the "Bless Those I Love" page as my Valentine card for my daughter and her family. Thank you for sharing your inspired work. It touches my heart.

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeg Klitch

What a calming, peaceful, inspirational voice you are and through your books and your web site you spread that small voice to many corners of the world. Thank you for sharing your talent, and your hopes for a more tolerant and peaceful world. And thank you for demonstrating that even in the deepest darkness of difficult of times, beauty can be born, and shattered lives restored. May God continue to richly bless you.
Karen

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Thank you SO VERY MUCH for your abundant generosity! Your grace filled kindness is a tremendous encouragement! Rich Christmas blessings to you and yours!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Lewis

Joanne, you are making my Christmas very bright this year! Thank you and God bless you my sister :) xox

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Thank you, Joanne for the beautiful Christmas images! Thank you for your kindness, encouragement and support! Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCathy P

Thank you so much Joanne. You have brightened up a very dreary day here in PA!!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSue Rems

Merry Christmas Joanne and a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! Thank you so much for all you do!
Hugs,
Deja

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeja

Wishing you a white Christmas and a colorful 2016!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHelga

Thank you so much for your continued generosity Joanne! These images are beautiful. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2016!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

Thankyou dear Joanne for the inspiration given. I love your work, so do my Grand Daughters.
Your Christmas images are so wonderful.
I wish you a wonderful Christmas, full of love, peace & most of all COLOUR.
Take care . Love 😘

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Happy Holidays, Joanne! Thanx for all the inspiration!

December 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Torres

Joanne, thank you so much for these coloring pages. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

December 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda Miller

As always Joanne, your post is inspirational and beautifully written and drawn. May the blessings of the season be yours and your loved ones. Happy Holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you!

December 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Burge

Thank you for the beautiful color sheets and have a Happy Holiday

December 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJane

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