When I was growing up, Christmas was always at my Aunt Gloria’s house. I absolutely miss it. The day before Christmas Eve all the cousins sit together and make Christmas cookies JUST for the party. We go all out and buy special decorating tools just so the cookies can be as picturesque as they would be in a magazine. We also make tons of food and get ready to have at least 40 people in her house. Then, on Christmas Eve, we laugh, we share stories and catch up, we eat, and then we do one of my very favorite things- the advent “service.” During this time, at the very end of the evening, our whole family gets together and sits around the living room. Everyone is given a piece of paper with a script to read, and we each read various parts about Jesus’ birth. At the end, my Uncle Pete reads Luke 2, and tells the story of Jesus’ birth. I look forward to it every single year, and when I saw the itty bittys® Nativity Set from Hallmark Gold Crown Stores, I just lit up.
Mathew and I made a video that we want to share with Addie on Christmas Eve nights from now on. We had fun making it and we hope you enjoy it! Give it a thumbs up if you watch it, or comment and tell us what you think! Also, if you’re searching for some sweet and fun gift ideas, check out Hallmark. Not only do they have the itty bittys® Nativity Set, but they carry beautiful Christmas cards, sweet-smelling soaps, and their oh-so-popular Keepsake Ornaments.
What are some of your favorite traditions that make Christmas special for you and your family?