This year I am determined to have a peaceful and non-stressful Christmas season. I have just about finished my shopping and I am gradually going to tackle the wrapping in the next week while the kids are at school.
The other night for FHE we read a little story in the Friend Magazine about how to help kids focus on the true meaning of Christmas. I loved this idea and thought we would give it a try. We made our own little cradle and cut out dozens of straw colored hearts. Every time the kids do a good deed for someone, they are supposed to fill out a heart and lay it in the manger for straw.
It will be fun to see how full we get it by Christmas Day.