Merry GIFmas to All!

Dec 20, 2012 by

I wanted to take a moment this evening from all of the animated GIF creations to send warm wishes and good tidings to all of those wonderful people in my life that support me, challenge me, and help me make it through each and every day. From my fantastic co-workers and hard working educators in Mattawan Schools, to my loving family and close friends both near and far, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! To my ds106 brothers and sisters, and all of the other incredible educators that I follow on Twitter, thank you for helping shape me as an educator, and may you have a Happy Holidays!

merry gifmas card

To anyone who may be passing by my blog as they stumble across the Internet, I wish you the warmest of Season’s Greetings as well! I felt determined to produce something that would be more than just the usual fluff that I create, and craft something that I could share with everyone regardless of whether they find my ramblings through a web search for educational purposes, entertainment, or out of dumb luck (which we could all use a bit more of, eh?). In honor of this holiday season, and the ongoing ds106 GIF Fest, I hope everyone has a very Merry GIFmas!



  1. This is very precious Ben, as are you and your family. I am so grateful to have gotten to knowe you first online then to have met you in your home.

    Happy N O E L to you all. AND TO ALL “Good GIF”

    • Thanks, Alan. The past couple of years has been an incredibly invigorating and rejuvenating time for me in both my career and persona life. Finishing up my master’s degree, watching my kids grow, getting to know some of my “education idols” on a more personal level, and then to develop connections with all of the great people in the ds106 community; it’s been amazing.

      This simple GIF was the least I could do to say thanks. Merry GIFmas!

  2. Too cute!
    Merry GIFmas Rimes family!

    • Nancy

      What fun! Thanks so much! The family that GIF’s together … stays together! Merry Christmas!

  3. Ha, I love it, Nancy! My family definitely GIFs together, hehe.

    @Rowan – Merry GIFmas to you too!

  4. Ben … On behalf of all the DS106-ers that you have helped motivate, I want to say …”Thanks for the GIFts of your creativity!”

    After viewing your family’s Christmas GIF, I thought that you might want to see if your children can answer the following puzzle:

    Q: When does the (English) alphabet have only 25 letters?
    A: At Christmas time, because it is the time of Noel. (No L)

    Take care & keep smiling πŸ™‚ Brian

    • Ha! Thanks for the warm wishes, and thanks for the joke! My 7 year old is just now starting to enter the whole “punny and silly joke phase” and she loved it!

  5. This is so adorable. I’m a huge Rimes Family FAN!

    • We’re fans of all our Canadian ds106 brothers and sisters, too! I hope the holidays were warm and fuzzy for your and your family.