Easter Silhouette Art

I recently read The Tale of Three Trees to my kids. I LOVE this book! It is a beautiful folktale of how your dreams can come true in the most unexpected ways. The Tale of Three Trees is not a traditional Easter book but it can be read during Christmas, Easter, or any time of the year. That is why it is one of my favorites.

After reading the book, my kids made breathtaking Easter Silhouette paintings. We did a similar art project a couple of summers ago. They enjoyed it so much that I thought it would make a great art activity that could be adapted for this story. {Click Here} for all the instructions.

On a sidenote, this weekend my husband and I celebrated our anniversary. He showered me with lots of love and treated me to a massage, fabulous dinner, and weekend at a hotel. He surely went all out, and there was no doubt that we needed some quality time alone. 

But the most memorable thing my husband did for me was he gave me a gift that touched my heart instantly. My Bible is my most treasured material possession. I have several Bibles around my home but there is one that is my favorite. I have written in it notes from all of my Bible study classes, highlighted verses that I wanted to memorize, and journaled dates and my life's events. I have also had many tears fall into those pages when I've had to cling to God's word during hard times.

However, the Bible that I loved dearly was surely falling apart. The cover was not attached, and the pages were no longer secured and would come out if I did not hold it tight enough. Yet, I adored that book and had no interest in a replacement for my main Bible.

This is what I came home to on our anniversary. My husband had dark pink roses (my favorite color) and my Bible rebound with a beautiful cover sitting next to my anniversary card. I couldn't stop holding my Bible. What a special gift!

May you find joy reading God's word this Easter remembering what He has done for us.

John 11:25
"I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live, even though he dies."

Happy Easter friends!

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Traci Edwards said...

Way to go, Jason! Great idea! My Bible is falling apart too and I have several and don't care - I am NOT giving up this Bible for the exact reasons you stated, Tamara. No way. No how. Is it your Quest Bible?

Tamara L. Chilver said...

I kept thinking of you Traci because I know you are the exact same way about your Bible. And yes, it is the Quest. You and I have the same Bibles.

Lori said...

What a thoughtful and special gift for you husband to give you! Love the silhouette art too!


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Tamara L. Chilver said...

Glad you like the art project Lori :)

Traci Edwards said...

Yes, that is what I thought. :-)