Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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During a rough Christmas Season last year (Mike was gone from Sept 5 - Mid March), Debbie gave me this stocking ornament. She said she thought of me when she saw it in the store. I immediately KNEW I wanted to create a new family tradition based on this idea. I wanted to find a Christmas stocking for Jesus.

I had a year to look. I found one on sale yesterday. (OK - so really Christmas Stockings aren't AROUND during the year, I didn't just procrastinate. ) I love the stocking. It didn't have a name and so Arielle and I looked all over town for ideas on how to make a name for the stocking.

Finally, at the Christian Bookstore (duh) we saw some of these rhinestone words - and here you have it.

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I plan to center a family devotion or morning circle time around the theme of Christ's Character. We can go through His names, talk about Phil 2, I Cor 13, maybe use the Adorenaments....and then throughout the rest of the Advent season we'll catch each other being Christlike. When we do, we'll write the instance down on a slip of paper and put it in the stocking.

I'm not sure when Mike will want to do it - either Christmas Eve or maybe Christmas Morning, or maybe a different time (New Years?) we'll read all the gifts to Jesus that are in the stocking. I really like this idea (still haven't taken the Thankful Tree down - but I like this idea too.)
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10 comments:

Debbie said...

What a lovely idea. You all are so clever and so in-tune with the real meaning of the season.

Kristine said...

Yes, I love this idea of putting notes in the stocking. I might just borrow this one from you, if I can remember.

Anonymous said...

Sis:

Super idea. Of course you know I think that stocking is the BEST!

l/p

De'Etta said...

Borrow away. LOL

Michelle said...

De'Etta, I've never seen the Adorenaments before. I looked online but haven't been able to get a good, close up photo of them. How can you use them?

De'Etta said...

Michelle,

I'll get a photo of ours and write up a review. We've used them a variety of ways.

Anonymous said...

The stocking is beautiful. I actually liked your idea last year when you talked about it and we picked one up at the bible bookstore for 90% off or something. It's not near as nice as yours though! Ours the kids color in a Christmas scene with markers....

Jen

Berry Patch said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Cynthia said...

I LOVE this idea and it's simple enough that I just might be able to implement it!

De'Etta said...

I think we may leave this up year round and open it either weekly or monthly.