Oh how I love this season! The white lights and Christmas music playing everywhere....And I love the opportunities to share the Christmas story with my boys again and again!
This year we bought a Fisher Price nativity set. Wow, was that ever a wonderful purchase! I found a book at our church library called "My First Story of Christmas" by Tim Dowley. It is perfect! They can act out the story using the nativity set while we read it. I also checked out a movie called "The Very First Noel" which I also love, and which the boys act out also! It is a joy to watch.
When I started unpacking our Christmas decorations this year, I found something that brought tears to my eyes...Our Christmas Binder! I just started this tradition last year, and I was so happy that I did that I actually teared up!
It includes photos of Christmas Day 2010, our Christmas card and letter, addresses of friends and family for sending cards, favorite Christmas recipes, and photos of some crafts that I have done or would like to do for gifts. I love having traditions, and although this is just a small one, as the years pass I know it will be very meaningful.
Some favorite Christmastime pics so far:
Helping decorate the tree...
Fun times at lunch after church: