Enjoy a gallery of all our 25 Days of Christmas Activities that we’ve done so far.
Theo wanted to re-enact his visit to Santa. He was Santa, Daddy was the visitor.
Daddy took a turn as Santa. (Costume curtesy of Theo’s imagination.)
Our Advent Calendar.
Donating canned goods.
Our trip to the walk-through, live nativity.
Christmas Reading: Snow On Snow On Snow
Long Was the Winter Road They Traveled, a Tale of the Nativity by J. Patrick Lewis
(This is a truly beautiful book. The tale of the nativity is told in poem form, and the illustrations are simply stunning. Parents and kids alike will enjoy reading this aloud!)
Helping baby brother paint his ornament
Christmas story time
Making a break for it! Dasher on the loose.
Cute as a button.
Dipping things in chocolate!
Yesterday, I asked several of my friends to share a special Christmas memory with me. I enjoyed hearing about fun and memorable past Christmas moments that meant so much to them. My sister-in-law, Rhiannon, shared a particularly fun memory though, and I love that I got to catch a glimpse into her childhood. This, is what the 25 Days of Christmas Activity List is all about! It is easy to get caught up in the routines and busyness this time of year. Let’s all take time to slow down and be intentional in the coming days before Christmas. You may night have time to make homemade ornaments (or the desire, for that matter) and that’s ok! You can still be intentional about making this time of year truly special. Here are a few ideas from my 25 Days of Christmas Actives List that don’t require much effort:
-be the first person to smile and say hello to everyone you pass today
-ask someone to share a special Christmas memory with you
-do an act of kindness anonymously
-call someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time
-spend the entire day thinking through all thing things for which you are grateful
-make a “give list” for the coming year; this includes people and organizations you would like to bless with monetary or tangible gifts.