November 29, 2010

The First Day of CHRISTmas

Welcome to our first day of CHRISTmas.  I was asked to guest blog at I Heart Naptime today, so you'll find my full explanation of the craft there, but I hope you'll stay here to read my explanation.


I was really excited to start decorating for Christmas with my little side kick, Rex.  I wanted to make sure the decor would be related to the true meaning of Christmas.  Today I'm sharing what we did to our front door.  The scripture is from Matthew 2.  It reads...

1 Now when Jesus was aborn in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

I love the symbol of the star - a shining sign to all the believers of His coming.

Some of the upcoming crafts in the CHRISTmas series will involve kids more, but I wanted to do something involving decorating as well.
As I mentioned you can head over to I Heart Naptime for the full explanation of the crafting.  (No, I didn't make the actual red wreath, but I couldn't part with it when I saw it at Target the other day.)


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Thanks for dropping by!

26 comments:

  1. Your door looks awesome! Great job.

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  2. Love it!

    I was brought up a Christian but now am not and dont raise my kids that way either, and it bugs me beyond belief that people who dont believe, still celebrate Christmas. It takes away from the Christian meaning and makes it nothing more than a commercial public holiday.

    I think more Christians should add a little more Christ to their Christmas.

    LOVE the door :)

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  3. Oooh, I love it! It's wonderful!

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  4. What a gorgeous entryway - I love it!

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  5. great idea - i love how it turned out! (and i too lusted after that wreath. so pretty!)

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  6. Wow. What a wonderful thing to see as I start my day! Great job! Wishing you and your family all the blessings of Christmas.

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  7. You know, I was kindof hoping you made the wreath, even though the logic part of my brain knows I would never have time to make that right now with a 2 week old baby and a three year old. And then I was kindof thinking I could buy it and then you said Target and it was like, CURSES! Target, you are the BANE of my Canadian EXISTANCE! PS i will see you at the end of december, Target. xoxo. Missing you lots.

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  8. (I am totally hoping to do this craft BTW, I love subtle little things like this that proclaim faith to visitors and invite them to ask questions, without thumping them forcefully on the head with a Bible)

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  9. That's so funny. I've been eyeing that wreath at Target forever. It just never goes on sale. Good people think alike-- even from 2,000 miles away.

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  10. Your door is awesome. So is your Christmas tree. I also watched the video of the boys. They are the cutest. Is that G-ma talking or what? Can't harly wait to see you all again.

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  11. Last year, I made this advent wreath:

    http://nwilliamson.xanga.com/716637226/craft-night-1/

    I plan to use it again. We'll do some of the same activities and I'll think up some new ones. (Driving around looking at lights, putting up the tree, gingerbread houses, decorate cookies, etc.) We do EACH activity as a FAMILY.

    Also, last year we also included praying for a different family/person/group of people each night. My 6 year old had GREAT ideas of whom to pray for.

    Someone else we know keeps their received Christmas cards in a basket, grabs one each day and prays for the person it was from.

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  12. What a great point I also enjoy CHRISTmas for the real reason (but yes we do enjoy presents I won't lie.) I can't wait to see what else you have planned.

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  13. That door is gorgeous!!!

    And I adore that scripture. There is a video (i think one they sent out a couple years ago) Where a guy with a REALLY cool voice says that scripture. It gives me the shivers (in a good way!)

    Thanks for reminding me to put CHRIST back in Christmas. I need that sometimes!!

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  14. Umm, how COOL of an idea is that, to take the grapevines and put lights in instead of traditional garland. The curls and twists give it so much drama. LOVE. Of course the wreath is gorgeous too :)

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  15. I don't often comment on DIY/home decorating/cutesy crafty sites because all you girls have a million comments and followers BUT seriously, this is so pretty! It's almost sinful as I am coveting.

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  16. Your entryway looks awesome.

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  17. Love the idea of putting a christmas scripture on your door! Love your entryway!

    I was wondering what font you used for the vinyl? I want it!

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  18. I love this idea...having the symbols of Christ more prominent in your decor. Beautiful.

    That wreath is extremely gorgeous too. :)

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  19. It looks wonderful! I love the scripture on the door...

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  20. Oh my goodness~! Love the door...~! Especially the star..Goodness to be you make Christmas look fun~!
    Thanks for all these ideas.. I think the buckets are so cute..

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  21. Love the door - so funny as like other readers I have adored this wreath as well - I cannot find the wooden rosettes anywhere to make this myself....anyone else have any luck finding them anywhere?

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  22. Cheri!

    I'm so glad you participated in Crazy Christmas Crafters! Jamielyn is one of my dear friends and she is such a sweetie! I wanted to ask if you remember how much the rose wreath was from Target. I am in love with your project over at I heart naptime!

    Thanks so much.

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  23. Thank you so far for the awesome posts (I started reading them late) for CHRISTmas! I was searching for an activity for my activity day girls last night and did the 12 day of Christ with miracles that Jesus performed. I wish I would have found your blog sooner! :)

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  24. I love this sooo much. I think I will be a copycat and do the EXACT same thing, except maybe I will try to make the wreath. Thanks for the idea!

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