Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Advice

I'm off to do some Christmas shopping today. I hope you are getting yours done as well.
I leave you with this.

Gold Star Try at least one new Christmas recipe and one new decorating idea.

Gold Star Take a shut-in a delicious Christmas dinner.

Gold Star Rent a Santa Claus suit. Slip it on during your lunch hour and hand out candy canes to everyone in the office. If you stay home....have dad do it before he gets home and surprise the kids.

Gold Star Take your family to a live performance of your church's Christmas Program.

Gold Star Before going to bed on Christmas Eve, read by candle light about the birth of Jesus in Luke 2.

Gold Star Personalize your Christmas cards with a short handwritten note.

Gold Star Tie jingle bells on your kid's shoelaces.

Gold Star When you think you have enough lights on your tree, add two more strands.

Gold Star Give a young member of your family the honor of placing the star or angel on top of the tree.

Gold Star Go caroling.

Gold Star Instead of the usual bedtime stories, read to your children about the Christmas customs in other countries.

Gold Star Buy more Scotch tape, wrapping paper, and Christmas cards than you think you'll need.

Gold Star Deliver coffee cakes to your neighbors to enjoy on Christmas morning.

Gold Star Never write the word Christmas as Xmas.

Gold Star Enjoy a couple of meals illuminated only by the Christmas tree.

Gold Star Before going to bed every night of the Christmas season, ask yourself, "Whose life did I make brighter today?"

Have a great Wednesday everyone. See you later.


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I just love all of your Christmas tips and posts, Jen! :)

Hope you have a good day shopping... I need to do a little more, but am trying to catch up on wrapping and cards before I dig my hole any deeper :)

Merry Christmas!

Chappyswife said...

Great ideas. I hope you are having a great and productive day shopping! It is cold, rainy, and dreary here - perfect to me for Christmas shopping, which I need to do, but instead I have a ton of paperwork to do. Yuck.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I am so glad you are putting all of these posts up - they make my day. What great ideas on here - love the coffee cake idea, and reading about the different countries Christmas customs, the eating by Christmas tree lights is brilliant.

I hope your shopping went smoothly and that you found some great deals!


Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Putting bells in the kids' shoelaces is maybe the sweetest thing I've ever heard.

I thoroughly enjoyed your last few posts. I love the way you're getting ready for the holiday. :-)

Tina Leigh said...

I never have time to do much of anything....Pecan season just kind of messes us up. Maybe when I grow up!

Our Family of Five said...

I agree never writing Christmas as 'xmas'. When I see that, it irritates me.

I especially like the one about Christmas dinner by the light of the Christmas tree. That sounds like a good 'date night' idea. :)