... We are not doing the Jesse tree and devotions. Not that I don't like it or that we won't do it again, but I'm just trying to simplify and pear down activities that cause me to feel stress or like a failure if we don't get to it each day.
... We ARE opening a new Christmas book each night. I totally stole this idea from my friend Amanda after we visited her house. Instead of bringing out the stack of Christmas books with all the other Christmas decorations, I wrapped each one in tissue paper. (THAT took longer than I thought it would!) And most every night we open a new book. The kids haven't seen them since last year, so it's a fun surprise to open each one.
... I don't have ANYTHING figured out for Christmas cards or letters! I LOVE you all, but I kinda just don't feel doing them this year! Anyone else like that some years???
... The kids are having loads of fun playing with these cards I pulled out again from last year! This time we did tricky patterns so instead of it just being the picture itself, it was detail like animal-person-animal-person, or blue background-red background etc
What are your traditions for this year??