Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Art Journal: Joy to the World

Charles Dickens said this season is "a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time, when men and women seem by one consent to open their hearts freely!" Truly there does seem to be something magical about this time of year. Perhaps because we want there to be.
For your journal today, I invite you to think about a greater cause that moves you. Toys for Tots, raising awareness about and fighting disease, taking care of animals and the environment--there is no shortage of charities to support.
My favorite organizations have always been ones that help animals. I found some images that make me think of nature and my animal friends, and I started with a quote that moves me.
On my second page, I journaled a bit about why service to animals is important to me. Feel free to write down your thoughts, what motivates you and inspires you, what moves you and touches you.
This holiday season, whether you are able to volunteer, donate, or just spread the word, make a little time to be involved with your favorite charity. Pay it forward, and I believe you'll see a little more joy in your world.

Please feel free to leave links to your favorite organizations in the comments below.

My favorite favorite favorite organization is the Beagle Freedom Project, which rescues beagles from animal experimentation labs and helps raise awareness about cruelty free products!

♥ Shannon


  1. This is such an awesome idea. Today I've made donations to two of my favourite charities. Now I'm going to sit down and write a little bit about why each one is so important to me.
    Thankyou for drawing attention to this aspect of Christmas. It can sometimes get a bit lost in all the shopping and cooking.

    1. I'm so glad you were inspired! Please feel free to share your charities!


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