As I mentioned below I came up with some new Christmas traditions. I believe that God helped me, because they are so great, and fill my heart each year. Since there are a few I am going to list them separately.
I think my favorite tradition is reading adornaments. I was at a christian book store one year and found it. It is a beautiful way to bring Jesus into the holiday! It is 12 little thin booklets. each one has gold "string" attached to it creating an ornament. Each ornament has a picture of Jesus on it. Only one has the form of a human...a person (which is a picture of the baby Jesus). Instead there is a picture of: a vine, light of the world, a star, lamb, loin, water, a crown, bread, a cross, door, and a shepard.
Inside each one explains why each represents Jesus. After you are done reading each one you can hang it on your christmas tree, or a special tree designated for for this special tradition! We hang ours on a near by tall plant.
This also came with a book. The book has a page which brings to life, asks you questions, and gives each name a more personal, up to date meaning, If you have kids, what a joyful way to share Jesus with them. We do not have kids, but my husband and I read the book and receive much enjoyment reading each page, after opening an admorement.
This tradition can be done a couple different ways. We open one adorment, and then open another one on a different day.
Hope you enjoy this thread. I am looking forward to reading all of your special memories, and traditions!
To purchase this:
This was purchased at a Family Life christian store. It was created by Family Life, it was the copy right for it. I bought it about 6-7 years ago.
You may still be able to buy it at their web site. familylife.com
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 12/15/2011 (12:35)