18th November, 2020

by Alia Wilhelm

I've always felt like the fall has this kind of romantic, bittersweet feel to it because it precedes the short and dark days of winter. I tend to get very affected by summer's end, and this time around I spent several nights prolonging the feeling of nostalgia by looking through old photos of family and friends. I couldn't believe how much time had gone by, and how recent things from long ago still felt to me. I was inspired to go through my photos from past falls, and I created this kit using cut outs of photos I took or stumbled upon this time of year, at some point over the last decade or so. Print these pages out and use good old-fashioned scissors and glue to do some arts and crafts, or download the kit and create something digitally. When you're done, send a photo or scan of your artwork to

Download the first page of bits and bobs here


These dreamy background options here


And two more here


Alia Wilhelm is a 28-year-old collage artist, photographer and art director based in London. She is also a Nearness co-founder.