Pine cones for Christmas

No I’m not still celebrating Christmas but I am getting ready for Christmas 2011!

On Bank Holiday Monday the boys and I went to the park and found the floor covered in pine cones. This did challenge my understanding of the seasons slightly as I thought pine cones were autumnal!!

Anyway seeing them reminded me of a pine cone activity I had planned for Christmas so we piled the pram high with them and they are now stored in my office.

In Olive Drane’s book Clowns, Storytellers, Disciples she talks of being at an Advent service were the children sprayed pine cones silver and attached labels with the words ‘As the pine cone opens to the sun may your life open to God this Advent’. The labels and cones were attached with red ribbon and given to everyone to take home as a Christmas decoration.

So I’m all ready for that now!

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