Last year I read about this really neat devotional idea but didn't have time to get enough women to do it with me, so I made sure to start planning and organizing this early this year!!! Early, as in, September, which was perfect timing.
A Meaningful Christmas is a devotional that you do with your children each night to teach them about the true meaning of Christmas. After reading the devotion for the night, the kids get an ornament to help them remember the lesson from that devotional. And the creators of "A Meaningful Christmas", Carrie and Brittney, came up with the idea to get 24 women to commit to doing the devotional with their children, then each of the women create 24 of the same ornament, then you have a swapping party. Each person gets one of the devotions to create an ornament for. The Hostess Guide makes it all so simple to host "A Meaningful Christmas Swapping Party" and put everything together. Everyone worked so hard on their ornaments and got very creative! Here are some of the ornaments from the party:
All of us women had so much fun hanging out and just enjoying each other's company.
One of the best parts of the night... Getting to put all of the ornaments in our family boxes!!!
And our personalized family boxes were just too cute! (Thanks Liz for making these for us!)
I had a BLAST hosting this event!!! One of the coolest parts about hosting was that I only knew about half of the people that ended up joining the group of women. Several women invited others to join that I had never even met before. I got to meet some really incredible women through hosting this event.
I am so excited about doing the devotional every night in December with my children. Even though Caycen is only 2 and Gracie June is only 4 months, I think they will love it. It's never too early to start teaching your kids about Jesus and the love that HE has for us all.
If you are wanting to find 24 women to do "A Meaningful Christmas" with NEXT year, I highly recommend it. You can find them on facebook here.