Universal Children’s Day: One Theme, Three Scrappers

Hi, it’s Debi here for this week’s “Three Scrappers: One Theme” challenge and we’re CELEBRATING CHILDREN! All ages, all sizes… your kids, your friend’s kids, nieces, nephews, the kids down the street… or even your husband who’s just a ‘big kid’ at heart… let’s celebrate children everywhere and anywhere! I have discovered that Universal Children’s Day takes place annually on November 20th in the U.S. According to Wikipedia, Universal Children’s Day was first proclaimed by the United Nations’ General Assembly in 1954. It was established to encourage all countries to institute a day “…to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children…” and “…to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood.” And today, Universal (or World) Children’s Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries. While it’s true that not all of those 100+ countries celebrate in November (see below), here at DD, we’re all going to celebrate the children in our lives this month!

If you have a minute (more like hours!), peruse the store and you will find hundreds of products celebrating children… search for children (duh), baby, teen, park, etc. and you’ll be amazed by the variety of goodies! Here are a few to start you off… and remember, these will be ON SALE in the DD store this week, too!

DS647502XKids Are Cool Brushes and Stamps

EL536190XVintage Youngsters

EL687397XWhirlygigs

KT871858XIn My Backyard Mini Kit

EL385417XBaby’s First Year Word Pack

KT742689XLittle Layette Kit

EL566609XSchool Mates Friends Value Pack

DS230032XThis Time Hand Drawn Brushes

Jenelle’s layout below just exudes fun, doesn’t it? The photo of Nick flying over the bar makes me smile… ah, the simple joys of childhood and the exuberance of youth! The colors and delightful elements that Jenelle used on this layout just add to the fun! And, doesn’t the ‘sunburst’ of red papers just scream “go!” to you?

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Layer Works No. 241, Striping Grunge Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Tag Photo Frames No. 02, DocuStacks No. 01, Little Layette Kit, Kids Are Cool Brushes and Stamps, Otis Solids Paper Pack, So Totally You Strips Brushes and Stamps, Stamped Stitched: Summer Brushes and Stamps, Princess Fairy Tale Kit

Like Jenelle, Bailey chose a similar color palette of bright and cheery colors, but she added a few strips of black to ground the layout and add some contrast… I love that! She only added a few cute little elements to help frame her photo. And, wow… honestly, who could resist that cute smiling face?

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Hey There Borders, Hey There Kit *Coming Soon*, Little Layette kit, Fine Lines Page Titles, Docustacks No. 2, Simple Collage Frames No. 3, Spot Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 8, Yellow and creme mini kit, Orange and creme kit, Oh So Spooky Paper Pack, Kids Are Cool Brushes and Stamps

Mollie chose a different direction with her layout… a quiet celebration of love for both her daughter and her granddaughter. Isn’t the photo wonderful? Don’t you just love those little fingers? I especially love the warm, inviting color palette of her layout and the cute elements she chose. Who doesn’t love sharing a storybook with a young child? Such a special moment and Mollie has captured this one so beautifully!

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Alandia Noces Collection, Clock Face No. 2: Clock Face Collection, Duncan Word Strips, Kids Are Cool Brushes & Stamps, Little Layette Kit, Malina Mini Kit, Pick of the Patch Kit, Riley Kit, This Time Brushes & Stamps, Watery Corner and Edges Brushes and Stamps, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 1

I hope you’ve enjoy the featured products and the inspirational layouts and join us in the challenge sometime over the next couple of weeks! Please upload your pages to the “3 Scrappers” gallery, so that we can all be inspired and thanks for joining in!

*And, just in case you were wondering, according to Wikipedia… here are a few countries’ days of celebration:

GERMANY: Children’s Day, September 20
AUSTRALIA:  Universal Children’s Day, fourth Wednesday of October
SOUTH AFRICA: Children’s Day, first Saturday of November
CANADA: National Child Day, November 20
NEW ZEALAND: Children’s Day, first Sunday in March
UNITED KINGDOM: Day of Children’s Rights, November 20
FINLAND: Day of Children’s Rights, November 20
SWEDEN: Children’s Day, October 1
SPAIN: Dia Del Niño, second Sunday of May
JAPAN: Children’s Day, May 5 (national holiday… very cool!)
ISRAEL: Children’s Day, October 4
HAITI: Children’s Day, April 8

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