For some children it's difficult to separate "holiday" hustle and bustle and the true meaning of Christmas.
Here's our tradition: We reenact the Nativity story with our family members while my husband narrates from Luke 2. Everyone grabs costumes (bathrobes, towels, trinket boxes etc.) and we sometimes invite another family over to share in the joy. Every year it's a little different but we are reminded of the reason we celebrate Christmas.
Another tradition in my husbands family that I LOVE is writing Christmas letters to each other and putting it in the stockings. He comes from a family of 7 kids. On Christmas Eve after the big dinner, the kids would exchange the letters they wrote for each sibling. One by one they take turns reading aloud the kind words and well wishes of their brothers and sisters... often very emotional. My mother-in-law then gathered the letters and saved them in a Christmas book... no doubt a family treasure.
Winner of the Pretty Organized Giveaway goes to.... Drumroll......... JMOE / and Natalie's Sentiments blog (Natalie, I'll explain later via email..). Shoot me an email and we'll talk details.
You only have through Monday to order letters from Santa with a Christian message at the $5 sale price. Prices go up after Monday so hurry!!! www.NorthPoleSecretary.Com
There are only 19 days left that we'll be accepting orders!! (they all will be mailed to North Pole, Alaska for a cancellation stamp- so we stop orders early to ensure your letter comes before Christmas!)
Please feel free to spread the word on these. All of the proceeds are going toward paying down our adoption tab on our 2 amazing girls. Check out www.NorthPoleSecretary.com and read through the sample letters. Each has a paragraph from Santa on the true meaning of Christmas and encouragement to serve or share as Jesus did! A great way teach about gifts and why we celebrate Christmas... and a fun new tradition too!