Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa's Real To Us

Merry Christmas!!

I love this magical time of year. The smells, the sights, the music, and the magic. This is the first year where Santa is truly alive in our home. We've been talking about him for more than a month, and Sariah had a lot of fun decorating and preparing for him. We also talked about how Santa and Jesus Christ are alike, and how we should also give this season. Santa is so Christ-like that I feel believing in him helps me be a better person. Of course, it can get out of hand (as with almost everything), but Santa is a great lesson if used in the right ways.

Here's the loot:

There are many ways that different families to Christmas gifts, and each one is special because it's meaningful to their family. In our home, our children get 4 things:
1. Something they want.
2. Something they need.
3. A special surprise from mom and dad.
4. Something from Santa. But of course, Santa fills the stockings as well.

We don't want all of the presents to be from Santa because then we don't get any credit! Also, it will help them to be more careful about what they ask for Christmas. And, we won't break the bank when Christmas rolls around.

Santa's note back to the children:

A couple pictures of the kids:

Sariah in her new bug boots, strapping her new baby on. SO CUTE!

And of course, Christmas Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting.

I am thankful for the holiday season, and especially for the birth of Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!


Sarah said...

Looks fun!! We do kinda the same thing with gifts- something to wear, something to read, something to do, something to play. It make shopping so much easier and we don't get over loaded with gifts!

Sarah said...

We do kinda the same thing with gifts! Something to wear, something to do, something to read, something to play. It makes shopping to much easier and then we don't get over loaded with gifts!