Being square, Spookley is obviously different from the other pumpkins in the patch. He is often teased by the other pumpkins, until a terrible storm comes and Spookley saves the day. This sweet book sends a beautiful message of love and acceptance in the face of diversity. In fact, it goes beyond acceptance, to joyfully celebrating the beauty of that diversity. What an incredible message!
Not only does my family adore this sweet story, but I am excited to share that Spookley the Square Pumpkin is once again the official "Spokes Pumpkin" of National Bullying Prevention Month, which takes place each October. It breaks my heart to think of children and teens out there being bullied by their peers. My hope and prayer is that each of those children will know that they are loved and have someone who cares and will stand up for them. And maybe this sweet story will help our younger children understand love and acceptance, and STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS for their generation!
What's in the Box?
Orange Pasta w/ Yellow Squash, Cucumber, Tomato & Nori Accents
My family is planning a fall vacation to Walt Disney World. We are so excited and getting started plenty early with all the fun!
I made a planning binder last week that I will be posting about soon. I love crafting, so I plan to post lots of projects and ideas over the course of the next several months. Some will be my original ideas. Others will be my take on various projects I have seen others create. I hope all will be worthy of The Happiest Place on Earth!
Today, I made Mousekeeping tip envelopes / pockets for each night of our stay. I opted for pockets, rather than envelopes, simply out of personal preference. I like the idea of the Mousekeeping staff being able to identify it easily as a tip.
I used various scrapbook papers and cardstock, a couple stickers and 2 small pieces of ribbon. I hand cut the Mickey heads and letter M's.
Here is one with money in it so you can see how they actually work.