It’s Friday! Whew! What a busy week and to be honest the next few weeks look pretty busy too. I keep reminding myself to take a deep breath and enjoy the season because it goes by so fast! It’s much easier said than done isn’t it?
Today, I want to share with you something I did with my children when they were small to help remind them of Jesus’ birth. It’s my Christian version of the Elf on the shelf (we didn’t have the Elf when they were growing up). I think that Elf is adorable but I liked our traveling Mary and Joseph better.
Here’s what we did~~on December 1st we would read the Christmas story. I had a Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus that I had bought. It wasn’t expensive because Courtney and Cory would be touching it.
Baby Jesus was put under our Christmas tree and we pretended that that was Bethlehem.
Over the next 25 days Mary and Joseph traveled all over our house. Courtney and Cory took turns each night before bedtime moving Mary and Joseph. They couldn’t wait to move them and they ended up everywhere, even in the bathroom!
Each day Mary and Joseph would get closer to baby Jesus and then on Christmas morning they would arrive and Jesus was born!
We had so much fun and it was a great reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
In a world that’s trying to stop us from even saying Merry Christmas, it’s more important than ever to share the true meaning of Christmas with our children and grandchildren.
I have a feeling I’ll be bringing this tradition back in our home in the next couple of years. Colt Allen will have to move Mary and Joseph every time he comes to Cici and Pops house! Have I told you how much I love this child? He’s scrumptious!
Have a wonderful weekend friends and Merry CHRISTmas!