The Newborn King

Luke 2:7 
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
 and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

I think it is pretty easy for children to forget the true meaning of Christmas when they are surrounded with stories of Santa Claus, Reindeer's, and Snowmen.  Heck I think it is probably pretty easy for adults too as we live in such a commercial world.  Now don't get me wrong, I am not against any of that, but I also want my children to understand the true meaning of Christmas.  This past week we did a lesson on the true meaning of Christmas.  The children and I watched an animated depiction of the Christmas story and then later they made a cute little craft of Jesus in the manger. Today was the final day of Advent.  I can't believe we are only a week away from Christmas.  Today in church some young woman sang the song Mary Did You Know?  I was bawling.  It was a good thing I didn't wear any mascara today or I would have looked like a raccoon.  The children have two more days of school this week.  I am looking forward to snuggling with them the rest of the week, making cookies with them, and reading Christmas stories by the fire.  I am hoping to take them to see the Chinese Lantern light display and drive around a few more neighborhoods looking at the Christmas lights.  I am kind of sad that it rained tonight as we would have loved to gone to a friends sing along and live nativity that they have at their farm each year, but Ivy is still getting over a cold and I feel like I am about to get one.  Praying I don't as Christmas is just no fun when you are sick.  Hope you had a great weekend!  Did you do anything special this weekend in preparation of Christmas next Sunday?

Craft credit goes to Happy Home Fairy.


Mascha said…
It's always a good thing to remember of the true meaning of Christmas, not forget it in this modern world.
Hope, the cold don't pick you up.
Have a Merry blessed Christmas with your family
eileeninmd said…
Hello, what a great post and adorable photo. I agree all everyone must know the true reason for Christmas. I wish you a blessed and merry Christmas.
Tom said…
Kelleyn, I invite you to link this lovely post to Foto Tunes...Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Klara S said…
I hope, that during rushing and shopping, we'll all remember what Christmas is about. I wish you peaceful time.
Your little sweetheart is so cute with her creche -- I can tell you are helping your kids to understand the true meaning of the Holiday.
suituapui said…
Just a few days to go, all ready to celebrate this joyous occasion? Nice, keeping in mind the true meaning of CHRISTmas that is often lost in the commercially-inclined festivities. Joy to the world!
Adorable, both make and maker.
Tamar SB said…
That is precious!
betty-NZ said…
How adorable! That smile is so precious! It's sad that most people don't teach their children the true meaning of the season.
Anonymous said…
This is such a fun time for little kids:) Hope everyone will be healthy by Christmas - including you! Thank you, friend for sharing your life and your family with ALL SEASONS this year, and before we know it, it'll be the next year!
Marti said…
That's a great idea. Yours is the second blog I've made this comment today, but I think that there is way too much importance on gifts and not enough on the act of giving or with the birth of Christ we are supposed to be celebrating.

Hope you stay well through the holidays.
I love what you crafted together! How wonderful! Love the sound of your pre-Christmas plans. Hope they are fun!

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