Homemade gifts are the best! It fills my heart with joy when someone takes the time to make something just for me. A homemade gift is so much more personal than a store bought gift. I do enjoy choosing store bought gifts for the people I love, but I always try to include a homemade gift too. Crocheted Christmas ornaments, a collection of family recipes, poems, and baked goods are some of my favorite gifts to give.
Speaking of making things, I am grateful to have poems in three of the new anthologies edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. I consider these books homemade. The poems were written especially for the anthologies by poets who love sharing the gift of words. Then Janet and Sylvia gathered the poems, created award-winning books for readers to enjoy, and will donate 100% of the profits to the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund. What a beautiful way to spread kindness through poetry!
The THINGS WE... series is designed for young children, and WHAT IS A FRIEND? is for middle grade readers. Readers of all ages will enjoy these anthologies. Poetry is a gift that can be enjoyed again and again. I think that is the best kind of gift!
For more poetry and great books, check out Pomelo Books.
A big thank you to Karen for hosting today's Poetry Friday.
Wishing you peace, love, and joy!