I thought that I would kick off the Christmas season again this year with my Favorite Christmas Tradition!
We have been doing this tradition in our home for several years now and I always look forward to it more than anything else that we do!
Even if you do not do this tradition in your home…it is a great story to start of your holiday season and get you in the true meaning of Christmas!
We started this Christmas tradition in our home few years ago.
My children are all grown and married, and every year we would go through this little ritual. They would say, “Mom, what do you and dad want for Christmas?” and I would reply “that we really did not need anything,” and I could never come up with any ideas for them.
We usually all get together for Sunday dinner, and five years ago at one of these family nights, I read the following story to my family.
This reminds me so much of my own husband. He does not like the commercialism of Christmas. Just like the man in the story. Thus was born the tradition of the “White Envelope”.
It is truly the highlight of Christmas for my husband and I. We wake up on Christmas morning and we read the letters from each of our children and their family. I must admit, that it usually brings tears to our eyes! What a beautiful way to start our Christmas Day!
This is my “White Envelope”, I made it out of fabric and it goes on the Christmas tree.
You could use any white envelope, but I decorated it up and we use it year after year. All of the grand kids know exactly what it is and they get caught up in the spirit also!
Today I have a fun printable for you…”O Come Let Us Adore Him!”This “O Come Let Us Adore Him” is perfect for framing, making it into a card, or just for you own viewing! :) I love the colors in this fun printable! If you would like to print this as a jpeg image, right click over the image and go to “save image as” then save in a folder. You can then print your own, or send it out to your favorite photo processing center. This print is formatted to a 5 x 7 size. For those of you that would like the PDF download, click on the link:
I love this time of year when we think more about others and we have gratitude in our hearts for all that we have been blessed with. There is much to be thankful for this Christmas season. Look around you today and see if there is someone you can help…even it is with a friendly smile, letting someone in line in front of you, paying it forward to someone, doing a service to someone in need, or a million other things that I am sure you can think of!
The other day I had a few of my grandkids over so we decided to make Oreo Christmas Trees! The kids had a great time and they each got to take their own Oreo Christmas Tree home! They thought that was wonderful! :)Continue reading →
Today I thought that it might be fun to share some of our Christmas Traditions! This is a lengthy post, but you have all weekend…right? :)
But before I start this post…I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend! I hope that you get to do something that you love with people that you love!
One of our Christmas traditions that we do is to donate blankets and quilts to one of our local hospitals. We start this in November or even before. I try to make a few quilted quilts and then we all tie several fringed fleece blankets. (click on link for tutorial on how to make these easy fleece blankets)
I took a sewing class a couple of weeks ago and made a darling Christmas apron! I was able to get one apron all done, but the bow, and another one half way done in the class, so you can see that this apron pattern is a simple one and yet it turned out so cute!Continue reading →