There are a few things I do every year to prepare for Christmas. I always watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. I always listen to Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. And I get out my decorations. I have kept a non-breakable tree since the kids were small, and I usually rotate out my decorations. It's fun for me to decide what goes out this year and what stays hidden for another year.
This year I've decided to add another element to this process. Partly out of building of excitement and partly out of lack of time off I am going to bring out the decorations slowly over time this year. Instead of one or two big days of decorating I'm going to put just a couple new things out each night. And see how long it takes the kids to spot what's new!!
I started yesterday:
So, come along with me in the building of excitement to Christmas, that most glorious day when God Himself came to us as a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid to sleep in a feeding trough in a barn.