Like every December I'm cleaning out the house, making room for new toys and I've been having the boys decide which toys to give away this year. They have been so good and so giving that Elfie brought them a reward. We put our tree up last night and that is were he landed this morning with a note and 2 trains. My boys are obsessed with trains!
He wrote a little poem for the boys. He's not a very good poet;)
Nate and Mason,
I've been watching you as you play.
Proud of what good boys you are each and every day.
Your willingness to give your toys to boys and girls who have none.
Makes me even prouder, that's a job well done.
Keep up the good work and your rewards will be plenty.
Jesus loves good little boys who give their hearts so gently.
We are also going to start the First gift of the year tradition. This was posted over at I am momma hear me roar and was created by Delia Creates. She made a box with envelopes inside and the year on the outside and before everyone opens presents you write down your gift to Jesus. Something he would do or would want you to do. Then every year you read the ones from years past. I love this idea. It's been so easy for me to get caught up in the business of the season and forget to teach my children the real meaning of Christmas. Thanks Delia for this great idea!
What are some of your family traditions?