Joyeux Noël

Joyeux Noël

The Sunday Paper #441

December 25, 2022

Have you seen the film Joyeux Noël? It’s a lovely and sobering holiday war drama, a fictionalized version of the Christmas truce of December 1914 in Europe.

I’m sending you warm wishes and love for a wonderful holiday weekend, however you celebrate. I’m so thankful to each and every one of you for following this blog! I’ll see you next Sunday with Helen’s 100 Paper Picks for 2022!

Enjoy this group poem we created during a Zoom event earlier this year (too good not to share a few times). Feel free to add your own line in the comments.

Paper: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
You are strong
You are supple
You are flat
You are flexible
You hold my thoughts
You are colorful
You hold my folds
I can buy you
I can make you!
You kept me sane during the last two years
You are fun
You are forgiving
You are beautiful
You help me remember
You are natural, a piece of nature
You are versatile
You are magical
You are resilient
You are useful
You are sturdy and flexible at the same time
You are soft
You are irresistible
You are tactile
You are everywhere
You are recyclable
You are addictive
You hold my heart
You’ve captured my wallet
You can become almost anything
You inspire me
I can’t live without you
You are everything


  1. Carol Held says:

    I LOVE paper too! Have been creating paper cuttings of candles and backing them with colored washi papers that are transparent so when hung at a window they glow! Also glued washi papers on old jam jars and put a puck light in the lid (upside down) so they glowed—- fun, fun fun! ❤️

  2. Penny Ortmann says:

    Merry Christmas Helen, Many thanks for giving us Paper inspirations all year long.
    Come see us in Grand Marais, MN on Lake Superior near the Canadian border. Our
    Northwoods Fiber Guild has a small group Paper study group. We watch your videos
    and You Tubes too. Happy New Year. Penny Ortmann, Devil Track Lake

  3. Carolyn Lake says:

    What an inspired and inspiring poem! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Stephen M. Zumbo says:

    I can make you by hand

  5. Cheri Aldrich says:

    You play well with mixed media

  6. Deborah Shayne says:

    You make me channel my creativity!

  7. kathy hunter says:

    I love your enthusiasm. Thanks for this poem. Im looking for someone who has a beater in Boulder? Happy New Year, Kathy Hunter

    • Helen Hiebert says:

      Thanks, Kathy. I don’t know of any beaters in Boulder… there was an old one from CU that someone purchased for a new school that is in the works, but I don’t have an update on that.