Favorite Photos Friday and Double Quotes

Quote of the Day: If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct. ~Letty Cottin Pogrebin

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Joy’s journal, French twist binding and fragments of a songbook.
Our family is trying something new for Christmas gifts this year. For those who want to participate, we’re buying or making a journal that reflects us, then we’ll be passing that same journal from person to person.  We’ll have the books in our possession for about 10 days where we can write in them, include photos, quotes, clippings, or drawings – anything that reflects that particular time.  It can be for and about the owner of the journal or about the person writing in it.  The last person in the rotation will wrap up the journal and give it to the owner at Christmas.
Joy made her journal at my house by cutting up an old songbook and using some of its pages as well as blank journal pages. I taught her the French twist binding.  She left it here in Minnesota and won’t see it again until it arrives at her home in Portland, OR at the end of December, filled with the imprint of her family.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt:  What are your family’s gift giving traditions?