Today is Tubishvat! The day of the trees.
This year Tubishvat is especially important as 4 million trees burned in the great fire on Mount Carmel a couple of weeks ago (see my earlier posts).
This, below, is our favorite spot on the mountain, were we always have picnics. The photos below were taken at my birthday in July 2010.
And this is the same spot, same stone picnic bench, in December 2010.
If you want to donate to the Kerem Kayemet, the Jewish National Fund, and help them to replant the Carmel Forest, you can click here. You can plant a tree in memory of a loved one or in name of your loved ones.
In honor of Tu Bishvat, help make the Carmel green again!
This is a freebie kit I did last year, for this minor holiday and for all nature lovers :)
This kit has: one button, two flairs, with and without shadow, 4 crafted flowers, two of them shadowed, one wood frame, one fruit slice, grapes, journal tag, one realistic leaf, one crafted leaf, a nut, a pommegranate, a splat, a journaltag with ribbon, handpainted tree, shadowed doodle tree, two acrylic tubishvat words (english and hebrew), 5 wordarts and 16 papers. Fullsize, 300 DPI.
sample layout in my CSD gallery or at digishoptalk
It is customary to give good friends or family a small basket with dried fruits. I made a giftcard with the freebie kit above , which you can print out. Click the sample below to download the full size card, print and fold.