December is a very exciting time. We read Christmas stories and set up the special nativity scene. We fill the house with decorations, holiday music, and the sweet smell of baked goods. We visit with friends and family, and rush around to fun activities to celebrate this wonderful season. It truly is a time of anticipation and joy. But with all the hustle and bustle it is easy to lose track of the little things.
To remedy this, I decided to start a special new tradition this year: The Advent Calendar! The little doors of our festive gingerbread house will hold treats of many different kinds...special Bible verses, candy, Christmas ornaments, and instructions to enjoy holiday activities will be among the surprises, with an extra special gift for December 25th. I've had so much fun planning the calendar for Hudson, and the look of excitement on his face when he saw it made my heart so happy!
Here's to celebrating Christmas for an entire month, and making this amazing time of year even more special for the little ones!