This time last year, Carrie told me about this advent devotional that she had written to do with her children. I thought it was brilliant and was jealous that half of December had gone by without me participating in it as well.
Sooooo, I got the idea that THIS year, we should scrounge up 24 people and have each person make 24 of one ornament to go with a day of her devotional.
When October rolled around, Carrie and I got planning. We found 22 takers (plus both of us), added some application ideas to the devo and got busy making our ornaments. It wasn’t an easy task, but we knew that the payoff would be priceless.
We were pleasantly surprised that everyone was SO excited and was putting so much thought and effort into their ornaments. It was going to be extra special to have 24 unique ornaments that would go along with a devotional that would teach our children so many wonderful things about Jesus.
Finally, November 29th rolled around and we were anxious to see everyone's creations…and, at our “exchange party” I was BLOWN away! The ornaments were DARLING and the collection that we now had was perfect and priceless.
I love that each of us are now spending a part of our day sharing God's word with our little ones…and that this devo and matching ornaments helps us focus on the TRUE meaning of Christmas. I know it will be something that will grow with our kiddos and something that we love for years and years to come!
The boxes that we made for everyone to store their ornaments in… My little lamb ornament…
Admiring everyone’s work… And, some of our creative party goers…
***Stay tuned for our family’s memories using this sweet advent devotional!***