Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Giving Presence

There is no denying the fact that the holiday season is in full swing.

As soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten, we’re ready to deck the halls and crank up the Christmas carols.

This year, I’ve been inspired to take a bit of time to give “presence” to my girls as we prepare for Christmas.

For the first time, this year we plan to take part in Ann Voskamp’s Jesse Tree Journey. I am really looking forward to sharing each day’s reading and hanging the ornament on our little branch of a tree.



I also plan to have a fun craft or activity planned for every day.

We tried our hand at making yarn ornaments recently and they really look sweet!



In the coming days, we will be making what Luna calls “cookie-mans”, crafting decorations and ornaments, making cards for soldiers and enjoying the “presence” of being together.

What does your family like to do during this time of year?

Do you have any ideas for fun crafts or activities for us? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below!