December is non-stop. There are always things to do, parties to attend, gifts to buy, and events to organize.
I love all those things – it’s part of what makes Christmas memorable and fun.
But this Christmas, I just have one thing on my to-do list.
Slow down so Christmas can be meaningful for my whole family. I want to be fully present so that I can enjoy the season and celebrate it’s true meaning.
So, I’ll enjoy lots of hot chocolate with the twins.
Here’s my recipe! A friend recently introduced me to peppermint marshmallows, and oh me oh my, you have to try them! They transform your cup into a peppermint mocha!
I’ll share some really yummy goodies with my friends and neighbors.
Last week was our church’s annual Christmas Cookie Outreach Event. We filled dozens of gift baskets with chocolate-covered pretzels, cookies, and hot chocolate mixes to hand out to our community, local business, and neighbors. I took a basket to my hair salon to enjoy!
I’ll spend time with my kids walking through the Nativity Story.
For the past two years, I’ve used Truth in the Tinsel to teach my kids about Jesus’ birth. Year 1, we made our own ornaments. Year 2, we used Amanda’s wonderful printable ornaments to simply the process.
This year, I added the advent board. I found some spice bags at my grocery store and (sort of painstakingly) painted numbers on them. Each day, I fill the bag with the Advent Scripture passage we’re studying and a piece of candy. While I read the passage, the boys
enjoy inhale their candy and color their ornament.
We’ll be doing other activities this December, but these are my top priorities. The season goes by so fast, and I don’t to miss it.
For this reason, I won’t be posting much this December. But I have some fun things planned for the New Year! So don’t go too far! I’ll still be posting some fun stuff on Facebook as well as instagram! Hope you’ll join me there!
How are you making Christmas meaningful in your house this year? Share your ideas in the comments! I’d love to hear.