I'm the kind of girl that likes to start listening to Christmas music early! I love everything about Christmas! We got a bit of an early start this year. No worries, I haven't started decorating the house yet, just getting some pre-Christmas things together... before our baby girl arrives.
Myself along with a group of girls from Church have gotten together to work on making ornaments to go along with a new Christmas advent devotional book we have all ordered to start doing with our families this Christmas. Each person is designated one day/devotional for the month of December and we make an ornament to correspond with that days devotional. So basically we each make the same ornament 25 times, trade them amongst us all, then we will each have 25 different ornaments, one to go with each day in December leading up to Christmas.
It ended up being a family project. I needed help with drilling holes in the wood so I could tie a ribbon on the ornament. The boys were a great help with that!
Working at Daddy's tool bench
Jack is showing you the Shepherd ornament! Project complete!
Another thing we did was put together our Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Barrett and I have done this every year since we have gotten married. All you do is get a shoe box, fill it with things for a boy or girl in another country that is growing up with basically nothing, then deliver it to Church where thousands of these boxes will be distributed to children in need in other countries. It was special with Jack being a little older this year. He could participate more - help with the shopping, making Christmas cards to add to the boxes, and "helping" to fill up the boxes too!
The crew filling up the boxes.
Love this tradition!