My wonderful mother took us out to lunch afterward and that was great too. We got a little shopping done after that. If you know my family, you know the Christmas season just isn't the same without some Beach Girl shopping. :) We shopped for exchange gifts, boots, coffee, ties and just had fun. All I could think was "this is what it's all about." Time. Time together. You could give me a peanut butter sandwich for Christmas if you just give me some time as well.
It comes with a little nativity stage and seven boxes. Each box contains an item that's part of the set, including Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the rest. Each one has a page in the included book. You read the page then open the box. Box seven is the special one that contains a mirror-that's what God wants for Christmas. I'll let you do the math. The kids love opening the boxes and doing the reading. I love that we can all share in the reading this year.
So what is your favorite old Christmas tradition? What's your favorite new one?