Journaling has been an important part of my life since at least the 6th grade. It was my best friend when I mistakenly thought I had no friends. I could cry into my journal and still appear strong to the outside world. Mostly, it helped me work through emotional issues when professional help was unavailable to me. Whenever I encounter a troubled youth, I suggest journaling and professional help. I'm sure some of you have had similar experiences. Maybe that’s why I collect (hoard) so many journals.
For years, I have wanted to donate my unused journals but could not find the avenue for donating them. Thank goodness for Fresh Air Fund Holiday Drive in
. Among the gifts on their "wish list" are writing journals and diaries. Well, that’s right up my alley. New York
I picked 10 black journals and decorated them with silver ribbon and added a disposable fountain pen. I will remove my fingerprints before gifting them. :)
I added a label to each of the journals which reads “This Journal Belongs To ______________”. I used a rubber stamp of a fountain pen at the top of the label. I have to work on centering the rubber stamp for the inside label.
I hope they like them.