Friday, December 6, 2013

The Reason for the Season

Each year we try to find a way to study the names of Christ at Christmastime.  It's such an effective way to remember all that He is and all that He accomplished.  This year we printed them from this lovely website and made them into ornaments for the tree.  Each night at dinner we each pick one, share it with an insight or a story from Christ's life, and hang it on the tree.  The little kids are so excited to hang things on the tree that they don't let us forget, and the big kids surprise us with what they know!

We try to focus on Christ in our decorations.

We especially love Nativities that can't break.

Somehow we ended up with one extra baby Jesus.
 He sits on my kitchen windowsill, above the sink.
I love his cheeks and his one armed wave.
And to drag out the days and make the waiting unbearable
the kids each have a candy countdown.  :)


  1. Lovely! Our Little People Nativity gets played with the most around here. My 16 year old accidentally decapitated Joseph's head on one of our Nativity scenes today. It was hilarious but sad at the same time. It's the same Nativity scene the baby pulled down on top of his head so I guess it is doomed.

    1. This is our second year studying the names of Christ at Christmas- we got the idea from you! Thank you! Some of our Nativities have been super glued back together a time or two, so hopefully Joseph makes it. ;)