It’s the 10th of the month! This month my friends and I got busy with the theme of GOLD. It’s kind of perfect for the holidays! Check out my post and then hop on over to visit all of the others, sound good?
So, it’s really important to me that I don’t let the hustle and bustle of Christmas keep my family from remembering what this favorite holiday is truly about. It can be hard, sometimes! We have some special Christmas family traditions that we do, but I was looking for something more focused on The Savior… and, then I found it! Last week, my work-out buddy was telling me about her family tradition of the white stocking for Jesus. I had never heard of it before and LOVED THE IDEA!! We are totally incorporating this tradition into our family this year.
Not only is this Stocking for Jesus a great family tradition, but it would make an awesome Christmas gift for neighbors, families, visiting teachers, etc.
Basically, the tradition works like this:
On Christmas Eve every year, every member of the family takes a paper and writes down one thing they want to give to Jesus the following year. For example, ‘I’m going to try to never miss a day of scripture reading.‘ Or, ‘I’m going to have a better attitude and believe in myself.‘ Or, ‘I’m going to work on forgiving ______ and repenting for my anger.’ Anyway, you get the point. The following year, on Christmas Eve, the family gathers to pull out their gifts to Christ from the previous year, read them, and see how well they did. Then, everyone does it again! Neat, right?!?
It’s really simple to put together. All you need is a white stocking. I found the one in the picture at the local craft store (have also seen several at Wal-Mart), glued the gold ribbon across, tied the fancy ribbon on, and done! Oh, and because I will probably give this particular one to a friend, I filled it with a bag of gold candy (a bag filled with homemade treats would be great too!) AND… I put together a printable for you. I stumbled across a poem that was MADE for this very tradition. Yay! It’s called The White Stocking. Read it to the family or include it with your gift.
If you need more inspiration for Christmas family traditions, check out these posts:
FINALLY, since we’re in the giving mood, you will definitely want to check out and PIN this post… it will be your new best friend, this time of year. TONS of AWESOME gift ideas!! ~ Gift Idea Central
- Homemade Marshmallows from Your Homebased Mom
- Printable Gold Money Card Holder for Christmas from Thirty Handmade Days
- Gold Striped Gift Tags from Simply Kierste
- A Stocking for Jesus & Printable Poem from Or So She Says
- Gold Merry Banner from Eighteen 25
- Gold Striped Mason Jar with Printable Tag from A Crafted Sparrow
- Gold Antler Reindeer Makeover from Lolly Jane
- Gold Foil Joyful Print from Capturing Joy
- Gold Christmas Decor from Landeelu
- New Year’s Printable from Two Twenty One
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
Recipes, please!! (& great family ideas too.)
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