Monday, December 18, 2006

Focusing Christmas

The kids and I are having a great time using our Adornaments this Christmas. They were a Christmas gift last year from my Uncle Curtis - and an answer to prayer. We all know how crazy Christmas can get and last year I was desperate for a way to stop all that. I wanted to teach my kids what Christmas (and Easter!) is really about and I had no idea how to do that. But my Father has spent all year answering that prayer and, though I imagine this is a lesson I'll be learning for a long time, this Christmas is already so much more meaningful than last year.
One thing I'm doing with the kids is hanging one adornament each day and reading the story that goes along with it. These are little cardboard "book" ornaments that each tell one of the Names of Christ. The kids love them and I love that we have a time everyday to stop and focus on Christ at Christmas. These are really pretty and come in a boardbook that looks very nice out on a table next to the tree displaying the ornaments to come and storing them neatly(big-time important at my house!) :) And Amazon has a new set for around $10 including shipping. A great deal if you ask me!


Sarah said...

So fun, think I'm going to go check 'em out!

It's amazing how easy it is to lose Christ in Christmas, when that's what the season is all about.

Thanks for sharing how you're teaching your children, it's an encouragment for me with my little one.

Shannon said...

Sarah - I think you'll really like them. How old is your little girl? The stories are short and to the point, I think Levi is "getting it." And they're pretty so I'm getting a lot out of it too.

Sarah said...

She's just 18 months, still pretty young. But I think I could start next year, even if it's only for my benefit! :)

Shannon said...

It's never too early to start:) I think you would get something out of them - I sure am!