Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This year as I think about little Olivia and the Christmas tree I want her to feel the awe and love that I remember feeling. I want her to feel the abundance of what Christ has done for us, the blessings of what we have and the gift of family. I want her to have that warm happy feeling when she thinks of cold weather, fireplaces, hot drinks and family. I want her to get excited about Christmas caroling, picking out her own ornament and reading Christmas stories. I hope to impart to her the magic I felt around this time of year. The celebration of Christmas Eve and the anticipation of Christmas morning.
Some traditions we plan on incorporating with Olivia are a yearly Christmas ornament, when she is a little older we want to take her to a Christmas play yearly, an advent calender with a nightly story of what Christmas is (see below for the books we plan on reading to her), volunteering to give back out of the abundance of what we have (age appropriate of course, this year we are doing a shoe box for operation Christmas child and donating to a food bank), I want it to be a tradition that we make our own gifts for friend and family, going to Christmas Eve Service at Church, Christmas caroling, and so much more. I am so excited for the holidays! I hope you are to. What ideas do you have for holiday traditions? Thanks so much for reading!
Christmas books we plan on reading to Olivia this year :
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Tell me the Christmas Story
The Crippled Lamb