Friday, November 7, 2008

How Is Your Christmas Coming Along?

There are only 47 days until Christmas, can you believe it? How are things going for you? I've gotten about 60 percent of my presents made and although I am thinking we will be doing a mostly homemade Christmas, there are a few things that the kids want that we are thinking of getting them. There are also a few wahm things that I want... those count as homemade right?? =P

On my cmf boards there is a great thread about Christmas and really keeping the focus on our Saviour and not so much on the hoarding of presents. One that I particularly like and think we will start adapting is this:

Something they want
Something they need
Something to wear
Something to read

So often we get so out of focus and buy our kids love when really they just want our attention. Remember back when you were a child and you were so excited to get all those presents and a few weeks later the novelty wore off, and you just wanted to hang out with your mama and colour? I remember those times and I think that by adapting a new theme for the coming years will be really helpful for us. I really want my children to enjoy the presents they receive and time with us. I think I am going to make a little coupon book for them with special things to do with Daniel and I that they don't normally get to do.

So, let me know how things are going for you. I'll be posting some pictures soon of presents I have gotten done but not who they are for. If you have something special you have made and would love to show it off but don't want your special others to see, I'd love to do a post of what it is. Just let me know!


Shauna said...

We are doing pretty good so far on not buying much. My MIL will go over board as usual! Sigh! I will just put them all up and give them out slowly over the year! LOL What MIL don't know won't hurt her!!!