Wednesday, December 8
We are getting ready to start our twelve days to Christmas countdown using the birthday ring. Just like last year, each night at dinner we add a candle and light it, followed by reading of a few verses from the bible as we progress through the story of the birth of the baby Jesus.
Another tradition we have is Christmas Eve books. Each Christmas I choose a special book for each child to open and read on Christmas Eve. My oldest daughter recently watched the movie Sound Of Music and so I am excited for her to open her Christmas Eve book My Favorite Things.
The illustrations and simple text are lovely.
My youngest daughter's Christmas Eve book is Snow.
I love the illustrations as well. I can't wait to sit down on Christmas Eve and read these books next to the tree.
Our tree is up and decorated and holds another tradition we have. Each time we go on a family trip we bring home an ornament. The ornaments are special reminders of family time together and memories we made. We remember the people we visited, who may not be with us on Christmas, or people who shared a trip with us. Our tree now holds these ornaments from the time before we had children to a special trip just this year.