1. Not-to-Do: Bake. No, I won’t be doing a ton of holiday baking. I’m going to make two things: gingerbread cookies and sugar cookies with little Alyssa.
2.Not-to-Do: Buy an excess of Christmas presents. On a recent episode of Amish Wisdom Suzanne Woods Fisher gave the idea of giving four simple gifts:
– Sometime you want
– Something you need
– Something to wear
– Sometime to read
I loved this! My kids didn’t get any expensive gifts this year. They didn’t get an excess of packages. They got four simple gifts, and the plan is to spend more time enjoying one another and celebrating Christ’s birth.
3. Not-to-Do: Decorate the whole house. Instead I’m just putting out our tree and a few focal spots . . . namely nativity scenes.
Two of my favorite decorations come from my friend Barbara Rainey. Barbara is also a MomLife Today blogger and I’ve been blessed to get to know her through MomLife and through John’s work at FamilyLife.
I purchased the wreath for Thanksgiving and love it so much it’s staying up for Christmas!
If—like me—you’re wanting a simple Christmas this year, then I know these simple decorations will be a treasure. Or, if you’re purchasing them for a friend, what a beautiful reminder that God’s gift to us is something we ALL need this Christmas!
Sign up with Rafflecopter. We’ll be giving one nativity set and one wreath!