is a special
time of year for all
of us. In the Philippines,
we have such a looong Christmas
season. By October, stores resonate
with Christmas carols. After November 1,
All Saint's Day, the trees, shiny ornaments,
nativity scenes, etc. deck the storefronts. Ever
since we started our family business in 1967, the Christmas
been a busy time
for our family.
I remember not only wrapping gifts
at the store but also MAKING things to
sell before going to the store...
We have to make a doubly conscious effort not to think of Christmas
as the time of year when we just exchange gifts and get harassed
with making gift lists and sending cards or newsletters!
Last year, I made a nativity calendar for Josh. Every morning when
Josh would wake up we'd invert a little picture on the calendar
and I would read a bible story. My calendar was very simple-
I'll try to put a picture of it here before the season is over!
I put a nativity scene on top, then stepping stones (24) all the way to it.
For each stepping stone, I taped a stepping stone with a drawing at the back.
The drawing was a symbol of a bible character... an ark, a whale, a trumpet, etc.
So as the days went by, our stepping stones would change from just a stone to
a symbol. Sometimes, we would review the stories.
It was like a sort of timeline of the Bible.
We also had an Advent Wreath last year and did all the prayers
and singing with Josh. When Josh brought home a school made
Advent Wreath (out of paper). we used that too!
For our Christmas tree, I made picture frame ornaments and put
pictures of Christmas past and other memorable occasions.
Read about What is a Holy Year and the Jubilee Year.
Christmas Pages You may want to Visit
|Legend of the Christmas Spider||December Festivals Around the World||Ice-t's paper snowflakes, stars lanterns and more|
|AChristmas ABC||Christmas Chronicles|
|ChristmasTraditions||Christmas Beverages||Gingerbread House Adoption Center|
|SnowDomes||Jesus is the Reason|
Christmas Graphics are Available here
|Animation Grove||Christmas Design Sets|
|Adam's Christmas Icons||Christmas At Our House|
|Beard Brothers' Christmas GIF Animations||ChristianGraphics.com: Christmas Images||Celeste's Holiday Graphic Collection|
|Captain Java's Christmas Page||Christmas Graphics by Grandma George||Holiday Animation Collection|
Something I want to Josh to make this year, since he's already old enough, are
banners which I'll put around the house.
Thank you for becoming a man like us, Jesus. Because of this we can
become more like you day by day and come live with with you in your kingdom!
The gifts we give each Christmas are but a reminder of Your precious gift!
The Rooms in our HomePage
|Living Room||Library||Prayer Room||Crafts Room||Luigi's Office|
|Joshua's PlayRoom||Kitchen||Good Neighbors||Webrings||Contents|
|You are a Blessing!||Family Journal||Win my Award!||Guestbook||Links|
|Banner Exchange||Graphic Banners||Photo Album||Free Graphics|
My guestbook's open, come and see, Won't you write a line for me? Give me a thought, a rhyme or two That inspiration may give to you.
Sign GuestbookView Guestbook
Thank you to , Animated Gif Archive and for my Christmas graphics, and
This page hosted by Get your free homepage.