The girls fall break from school is usually when we break out the puzzles here in our household. We usually finish 2, one for the Thanksgiving season, one for Christmastime. It is fun to see one of my girls just stop and sit for a few minutes and work on it, they love seeing it come together slowly but surely! This year, I have found it very therapeutic through the highs and lows of sickness, to just sit a bit either by myself or with one (or all) of my girls and work on it while listening to Christmas music.
We use a cork bulletin board to make our puzzles portable. The cork is great for keeping pieces from sliding around when moving it from place to place. We usually keep it at the dining room table, but move it out of the way for family dinners. Sometimes one of my girls want to lay in front of the t.v. and work on the floor while watching a show. They also will carry it into the basement to join the rest of us if that is where we are hanging out.
We have a tradition of taking a photo of the puzzle when finished, which makes breaking them down much less painful for my girls. 🙂 This candy puzzle is the one we worked on in November.
Progress!! My family is coming to celebrate Christmas on Thursday. I know this will get finished that day, my sister, Kathy, is a pro and once she starts, she has a hard time stopping until it is finished!
Can’t wait…so fun!!