This year for Christmas I decided the boys were old enough to appreciate a time of Advent and preparation for what Christmas is all about. So I chose a theme for each week that we focussed on.
1. The reason for Christmas – To start the month we put on the Christmas tree, read the Christmas story and talked about it and we started the Jesus Storybook Bible, reading each day up to Christmas
2. Celebration – this week all the community events were on so we celebrated, going to the Christmas Parade, School Fair and our church celebration.
3. Giving – This week we have been preparing and giving gifts for friends, teachers and neighbours. This included cards, cookies and sweet bags (see photos below)
4. Thankfulness – Also through out the month we have taken time each week to remember the things we are thankful for. This will end with a time we will make some decorations to put on the tree of what we are thankful to Jesus for as we celebrate his birth.
Below are a few photos of some of the gifts and baking
I look forward to sharing with you some new recipes and ideas in 2015.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.