Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Cheer

Happy December 1st everyone! Today as soon as Graeme got home from work we put up our little Christmas tree!

Christmas is positively my most favourite time of year. First of all, retail super giants are playing worship music, everyone aims to be happy and cheerful and Jesus is [mostly] celebrated.

Now that I have my own little family, I have been thinking about the type of lives we live and what legacy's we want to leave our children (when we get around to it).

As a kid, I loved putting up our Christmas tree on December first. I loved the baubles, the colours and always remember my mum playing carols.

So today, Graeme and I started our own traditions - we put up own little tree together. We have a 4ft second-hand tree with ancient balls to go on it, and can't afford an upgrade just yet, so we wrong short prayers on cards and hung them up, along with name tags that we got for free in the mail from NZ Post - I jazzed them up a tiny bit with stars and gold ribbon.

In the spirit of giving this Christmas season (still considering whether or not we are going to buy presents. I'm seriously considering cutting out this material tradition completely. Your own thoughts?) we are going to ice lots and lots of gingerbread hearts and deliver them to our neighbours on Christmas Eve too.

What are you planning this holiday season? Any family traditions that you love? Leave me a comment below! :)


  1. I love your prayer cards!!!! You have tapped in to what Christmas is really about!! This is a beautiful tradition, you and Graeme have started and your children will have an awesome foundation set about what Christmas really is, if you continue it when they come along :)

  2. Thats a positively awesome idea ... we dont do gifts really ... benefit doesnt really afford it ... but i buy a gift each for my kids, and fill their stockings ... with little things ... we do more things for the neighbours ... most of them have dogs and cats, so we buy them presents ... and this year we are making a few things for some friends ... fudge, and beaded bracelets and necklaces ... and we make lots of christmas cards ... and fill them with love ...

  3. Loving the little cards hanging on the tree! We are hoping to put our tree up tonight too! One tradition we do with our children is the night before Christmas we have a Happy Birthday cake for Jesus (since in the Jewish tradition, the new day begins at sundown). Heaps of fun, and a lovely way to start Christmas with the right focus.


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