Thursday, January 6, 2011

wishes for the New Year

Today is Three Kings Day, or the Feast of the Epiphany. Tradition has it that this is the day that the Wise Men of the Orient visited the baby Jesus and gave him gifts they carried from afar. I knew some folks who didn't open Christmas presents with their children until January 6 because that was the day that Jesus got his first presents. I kind of like that idea, take advantage of the end of December sales, and take the craziness out of the cultural holiday around us.
This illustration appeared in Moody Monthly magazine, with a series of stories that I illustrated.
My wishes for the New Year are for Peace! On Earth! And best wishes for health, contentment , and prosperity in the next year for all who are reading this. During this holiday time, I looked over at my husband across a table full of family and whispered, "We are so rich! Rich in family".