I had an old puzzle with pieces missing and was waiting for the perfect project to use them up. I came across this idea on Made By Me and decided these little homemade angel ornaments would be the perfect gift for my awesome neighbours. We are so lucky to live on a street that is filled with kids similar to the ages of our own. It has been such a blessing having each one of them as friends and mentors for our children. Each is unique and we all have different gifts and abilities that we bring to the neighborhood. Together, we sort through the challenges of raising a family and try to support each other through the bumps in life. We are so fortunate to have found a home on such a great street. When thinking about using the puzzle pieces for this project, I couldn’t help but think about how our neighbourhood was much like a puzzle. A puzzle contains a set of pieces that are all different, but each one is vital to the overall design of the completed picture. This is much like our neighbourhood, with each person contributing to our little “village” in their own special way and vital to the “village” as a whole.
Puzzle Piece Angel Ornaments:
I was awake one night planning this project and thinking about how I might be able to articulate my thoughts regarding the little angel puzzle piece ornaments. I thought of writing something, but I am really not much of a poet. I tried several google searches and came up with what I deemed to be the perfect poem. This poem is called the Prime Puzzle and was written by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner.
This post is dedicated to all of the wonderful people in our neighbourhood. We value your friendship, kindness and support. We are truly blessed to have each of you in our lives. Merry Christmas!