Sunday, January 4, 2015

The News

We had business at the newspaper office right before Christmas. They had a big, beautifully decorated Christmas tree in their front window. As I looked at all the paper chains on it, I saw they had print on them. I asked the receptionist if they used the newspapers. She told me that she put all the chains together herself. She had tried the newspapers, but they were too thin and they tore. So she used the pages from old books. She cut out all the pieces to each chain. I was amazed! Now THAT is big news!






“Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.”
1Timothy

19 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

How clever! I remember making those as a child out of multi colored craft paper. We would hang them all around the edge of the ceiling and add balloons.

Nancy Chan said...

Ginny, the paper chain is a very clever idea. We used to do that in school but I never thought of doing it for the Christmas tree. Interesting...hope I can remember this for this year's Christmas.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Ginny How very creative. Now wouldn't it fun to use only 1 book's print and have everyone try to work our what book the chains were from.

A Quiet Corner said...

I haven't seen one of these since I was a kid!!! Great "news", for sure!...:)JP

Ann said...

That is a pretty tree. I remember making the paper chains out of construction paper when we were in school. Ours never looked quite so pretty hanging on anything though :)

From the Kitchen said...

Now that is a clever idea! We used to do those paper chains out of colorful shiny paper when the boys were little.

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

the tree looks great and that chains is perfect. all the links are exactly the same. i once did a 4 foot tree in my kitchen with all home made ornaments. the chains i made out of magazines were big links, little links, a real mess not perfect. i love glittering dangling ornaments.

EG CameraGirl said...

Her chain links are so wonderfully neat and even! It seems perfect for that tree!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the print chains. Very clever.

Linda said...

Wonderful idea, Ginny. Lovely photos.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is a wonderful way to recycle old books.

Small Kucing said...

Happy New Year Ginny

Wow....lovely paper chain. Next year...i mean this year i might just try this

Shug said...

I remember those chains....as a kid, we always looked forward to making these in class each Christmas. The school tree was the most beautiful of all...
Thanks for the memories...
shug

Tamago said...

That sure is a news. It would have been cool if she could use newspaper for newspaper office tree. But she found great alternative! At school, I made this kind of paper chain a lot. It's been a while since I saw it :-)

Catherine said...

That is very original and definitely a conversational piece of art for the tree.
Happy New Year Dear Ginny.
xoxo Catherine

Filip and Kristel said...

It is a lot of work and very creative. Top.

Greetings,
Filip

Roan said...

Someone had their thinking cap on! Beautiful tree and great idea!

Chatty Crone said...

I remember making those too - but never out of newspaper!

SweetMarie said...

how creative! I remember making some at school out of construction paper.