November 29, 2011

The Last day of CHRISTmas

Oh, it's the last day of our CHRISTmas series!  I have two ideas I want to share with you today and I'm also reminding you of last year's projects (in case you're looking for more inspiration.)

I just finished getting our front door ready.  I used the same quote I did last year, but a better font.

I just added the star to a pre-done wreath that I got last year at Target.  The quote is from Matthew 2 in the Bible.  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 just need to get one more little Christmas tree for the other planter.  We had to trim our Christmas tree, so I took the extra branches and tucked them into the woven branches  we have around the door.

The second thing I wanted to share today is an idea.  Last year someone did the 12 days of Christmas for us.  They gave us this tiny nativity one piece at a time.  (Don't count the pieces.  My boys were playing with it yesterday and I couldn't find them all for the picture.)  They wrapped up one small piece, knocked on the door, and dashed before we could see them for 12 nights in a row.

I can't tell you how special it made us feel.  I also can't tell you just how excited Rex was about the whole thing.  If the piece came late (after he'd already gone to bed) he asked about it first thing in the morning.  It was so sweet.

It's a tiny little set.  See how little the sheep is?

I just wanted to pass on the idea.  It's a great way to spread the joy of the season (and frankly not break the budget either.  You could probably find a little nativity for around $5 I bet.)  I think we might do this for another family this year.

Do you need any more ideas for making the season meaningful?  Here's a quick recap of last year's CHRISTmas series ideas.

The Good Deed Advent.  This was a really special experience for us last year.  I highly recommend trying this one with your children to help make the season really memorable.  Rex and I had some great experiences doing this and he was thrilled when we got it out and hung it up again the other day.

I truly hope this series has given you some ideas to make this Christmas season special and meaningful.  A big thank you to our awesome guest bloggers and a big thank you to you for reading.  See you tomorrow for Wake Up Wednesday.


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