After a fun day yesterday making painted glass ornaments with The Inventor and a silly night out shopping with SportTman, I am getting back to down to the business of the week ahead. I just cooked chili and a family favorite, ham and noodle casserole to serve later this week. This way when things get crazy, I already have a nice, dinner DONE.
Just wanted to list a few more traditions.
#1 We do special family devotions the month of Dec. Each family member is responsible for leading the devotion. We have done plays one of the kids wrote, played a game of scategories with a christmas bible theme, played a homemade board game with Christmas bible related questions, hunted for objects related to the Christmas story etc…. Just last night The Inventor shared her Christmas devotion and built a little stage. She devised a role of paper on two wooden dowel rods, she pasted pictures that related to the Christmas story and then read the story as she moved the scroll with the paper to the bible verses. It was so creative, she even stuck 2 small flashlights into the box that would shine right onto her scroll. (Do you see why I call her The Inventor!) This has been a fun tradition and it’s so rewarding and heart-warming to allow the kids to come up with their own devotion! I thought it would help if you could see a pic of her invention! 🙂
#2 – We have a countdown jar, we fill it with 100 pieces of candy ( 1 for each family member for 25 days) and eat a piece every night after dinner, it’s empty on Christmas day.
#3- We picnic in front of the Christmas tree on Friday nights.
Enjoy the Christmas season with your family!
So tell me, what traditions or special things do you do with your family at Christmas?
You are so organized and creative!
We really have not developed many traditions for Christmas. The only thing I can think of is that Fire has always enjoyed snuggling on the couch with me as we gaze at our tree and listen to the musical lights (you know, the kind that blink to the rhythm of the carol it happens to be playing).
Have a beautiful Christmas season!!! 🙂
FYI: Tried your pumpkin cookie recipe this morning. I used cream cheese frosting, because I had some left over. Yummy, they taste like pumpkin rolls. Blessings!!!!
Love this idea…found your site through mom blogs. What a great way to celebrate this month and the season. Be blessed!!!