I want this so bad it hurts...
(er, I mean Elijah wants this...he told me)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
....beyond just thanksgiving football.
Lately I have been trying to think of holiday traditions to start. This is my first year to have a family, and I (tending to err more on the cheesy side in the christmas department) love having a 'thing' we always do. I want to make new memories. So I've been taking a poll of cool holiday-tradition-ideas.
*note*: Not just traditions for families, mind you, I totally should have started thinking about this topic pre-baby, pre-Justin....
My process--To Santa or not to Santa...
So, Santa or not, I decided that we need to choose traditions that are in line with our family mission statement (see post on how to keep life simple). So I've taken a Holiday Poll and found 7 of my favorite tradition ideas.
In order of favorites:
1) JESSE TREEI got this tradition from a friend via facebook.
(do not click to look inside...obviously)
A devotional for children you read as a family every day of December. Each day discusses the story of Jesus from the perspective of the Jesse tree. There is an ornament for each day that goes along with the devo from that day, and the ornament can either be made (craft time!) or can be purchased.
where to buy the book
or you can read more about the book & download the ornaments here
jesse tree online