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So how's your December going? Sometimes I feel the tension of wanting to build meaningful traditions and memories with my kids and also relaxing, pacing ourselves, and not trying to squeeze in too much. So far we've just been doing a lot of holiday special TV watching and Christmas book reading, but this weekend things are about to get crazy, as we have three big holiday events back-to-back-to-back. Other than the obligatory Christmas parties and functions we'll be attending over the next couple weeks, my simple family goals are to -- at some point -- 1) make and decorate homemade Christmas cookies, 2) drive around and look at Christmas lights, and 3) pick up and deliver gifts to a couple kids I have in mind. Oh and continue to do our daily advent calendar and devotions.
I know there are plenty of other memories/traditions we could be doing this month (in fact I have a Mom Life Today post coming out soon with a full list of ideas), but I also know we can't do it all. I want to enjoy some silent nights with my family and not get to January feeling like December was a big blur. What are your thoughts?
One of the books we've been enjoying this month is A Star for Me. What I love about it and other Tommy Nelson books is that they are always creative and make the real Christmas story come alive for kids. In this one, the story is told from the perspective of a young camel, Ollie, who is traveling with the shepherds following the star to Bethlehem. Ollie is convinced the star is leading them to a present just for him. And sure enough, he eventually finds the best present of all.
This 8x10 board book also comes with a star ornament for your tree. It's the perfect addition to your Christmas book collection, and of course, I'm giving away a copy! Just leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas tradition or book and you'll be entered to win. Merry Christmas, friends! Slow down and enjoy the season. :)
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