We’ll be moving in a few weeks and when I look up from the boxes, December will be staring me in the face. So Andrew and I are revisiting previous Christmas traditions and discussing how we want to do things this year. Some of the activities take planning and preparation that need to be started now.
Our goal is to make sure that Christmas MEANS something to our kids, that they see the truth of the Gospel in this celebration of Christ’s birth.
Here’s my “to-do” list (I’ll be checking it twice) for Christmas this year: (links to further discussion are highlighted)
1-The Vitafam doesn’t exchange gifts within our immediate family. But we’re not Scrooges, I promise. And I’m going to go ahead and admit that it’s hard not to shop for my people this time of year. I could FILL my Amazon cart at a moment’s notice. But in this case, the sacrifice is worth it. Really.
2-You better believe I’ll be hunting down a new nekkid Christmas tree just as soon as I plant my feet on the new front porch for good.
3-I also need to stock up on more candles for December dinners by candlelight. (Even if I’m not entirely surely where the table will reside come December 1.)
4-I made sure the Christmas boxes were pulled out of the attic and I’m going to watch them go on the truck so hopefully I can lay hands on our Jesse Tree Ornaments as soon as we unpack. If you haven’t bought yours yet, NOW IS THE TIME. I got mine here and I LURVE them.
5-For the gifts I do purchase, I’ll be using the Home for Christmas list. I’d like to update it for 2012, so if you’re selling something to raise money for your adoption, let me know this week.
I don’t share all these because I think we’ve got it all figured out. We tweak this a little every year and we’re always evaluating and hunting for more ideas.
To that end: I’d love to hear some of your ideas for keeping the Gospel in your Christmas. Toss ‘em at me!
Linking up with the Parenthood!