Monday, December 8, 2008

Spreading Christmas Cheer

I absolutely love the holiday season with all the fun things to do. One of my kids favorite things to do is to help create an advent calendar or if they don't help make it just to help eat the treats! This year I created one with my sister-in-laws, it was so much fun to make and we are just loving it.

Usually I add a scripture or a thought on Christ to each day but this year I only had time to put treats in it. So tonight for Family Night I'm going to allow each of my boys to help me fill the calendar with thoughts or kind deeds that they can do for each other or scripture stories that they love to hear told. It always seems to be more meaningful when you help so I'm trying to make this years calendar more meaningful for them.
Another great idea is to choose a family or friend to do the 12 days of Christmas for and to think of ideas to give them on each day. I've been pondering this for a few weeks now trying to decide what family we can do something for. So tonight is the night we choose the family and then we'll spend this week getting preparations done so that we just have to deliver something every night and it doesn't turn into a big hassle.
Happy Holidays everyone! For more ideas on Family Moments Monday visit Motherhood for Dummies.


Motherhood for Dummies said...

That is such a cute idea! I am always looking for fun advent calender ideas.

cate said...

That's a really cute calendar. How exactly did you make it? I would like to copy it and then pass it off as my own idea.

Lynn said...

It's really easy. It's a pizza pan and then you modge podge scrapbook paper on it. The tins are wedding tins that I modge podged paper on and then numbers and then just added ribbon and such. I drilled holes in the side and threaded the ribbon through. My crafty sister-in-law taught me, she's awesome and always has tons of fun stuff!