I thought it would be fun to put a little pictorial post of this past Christmas.
For about eight years now we exchange our gifts to one another on New Year’s Day, calling it Wise Men’s Day. My dad puts together a hunt with clues around the house and sometimes outside with Scripture references to help us “find” the stable with Mary, Joseph and Jesus (mom, dad and a baby doll). We each “give” something to Jesus, usually a picture, letter, song or devote an aspect of our lives to Jesus. This has been a meaningful way to help us focus on why Jesus came to earth on Christmas Day, to die on the cross for mankind’s sin, and then to exchange gifts on a different day. This year was a little different though, since Jonathan was in on leave from the Marines and Stephen was leaving for school in Texas January 1st, we celebrated December 25th!