If I am completely honest, I have to admit that Christmas is not my favorite holiday. I don’t know when or exactly why it happened, but for as long as I can remember, Christmas makes me kind of sad.
I want to love it for my kids if nothing else. So I am really trying. Last year we celebrated Advent and it really did help us take time to reflect and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas.
Last week I went out to Hobby Lobby and got little envelopes that the Bible verses and the message about their treat or activity will be in.
I found a list on Pinterest last year for the verses and plan on using it again this year. It comes from a great site called The 36th Avenue
I came up with the little gift or activity for each day.
Drive around and look at lights
Christmas movie night with a Christmas snack
Starbucks gift cards
Make and decorate cookies
Go to a Christmas concert
Make ice cream cone Christmas trees
We’ve decided to do another activity to help turn the kids attention to others instead of themselves. I hope to share that with you tomorrow.
In the meantime, if anybody out there has suggestions or some ideas of ways to make Christmas more meaningful and enjoyable, I’d love to hear them! I can use all the help I can get.