Today, we’re asking the kids to create Christmas Collage Post-Cards with bits of paper we keep around for collaging, a slew of photocopied vintage Christmas cards, pen and ink. Then, we’ll ask them to write a collage-style poem about a Christmas Memory by relating a series of impressions or images associated, if only subtly, to that memory. They’ll address these post-cards to friends, stamp them, and send them in the mail.
Christmas Collage Post Cards
Blank postcards or card-stock cut to size
[Here’s a pdf of basic post-card text that I printed onto 4X6 cardstock: Postcard ]
Photocopies or print-outs of vintage christmas cards or images or other bits of paper, ribbon, photos, etc.
[Here’s a pdf of a few images I downloaded from Google and printed out for the kids: Vintage Christmas Pictures
Or, you can just Google “Vintage Christmas Images” or the like and print out what you find. ]
Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Pastels or Paints
Cut out images, perhaps those related to your own favourite Christmas Memory.
Paste those images as you see fit on one side of a blank card.
Use your favourite art supplies to decorate the post-card to your taste.
Christmas Memory Poems
Think of a Christmas Memory, something close to your heart.
Instead of writing the story or narrative of this memory, write a few phrases that encapsulate the memory itself, or any feelings or images that arise when you review this incident in your mind.