spt challenge is to take a few moments and focus on that special holiday *thing* that you are planning for this year
My favorite Holiday tradition that we do is the 12 days of Christmas for a family each year. We buy a nativity set and individually wrap each piece and drop them off each night the 12 days before Christmas. It is very simple and there is nothing to make or notes to write. We have had some awesome experiences doing this. The last piece we give is the baby Jesus. We usually try to find some special way to give it to this family. Last year I had someone sneak it under the families Christmas tree. One year my husband (who dresses up like Santa every Christmas eve and walk down the streets of our neighborhood ringing a bell) went in his Santa suit and sunglasses and hand delivered the piece to the family. Still to this day we don't think they know it was us. We try as hard as we can for them to never know who it is.
I LOVE this tradition and it is such a fun thing to do each night leading up to Christmas. We have been thinking and praying about what family we will do this year. We try to pick someone who we feel needs an extra pick me up that year. We live too far to do anyone downtown which makes me sad because it would be so fun to do down there.
If you want to pick up one new tradition this year.... this is a great one to think about!
My Nativity buying tips.
I just bought my set for this year at Kohls yesterday. They are always half off and I got it for $12.99. Nativity sets seem harder to find these days. The best places to find them are at a store like Kohls, J.C. Penny, Sears.
Nativity set from Kohls
Two of my other favorite nativity sets are: