Today we make time, not only to open gifts but to remember the reason that we are celebrating. Today, in our house, we stop in the middle of the morning’s excitement to sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. We blow up balloons. We eat cake. We party.
Christmas Adventus 2011: Place a card in an envelope for today’s advent. In the card, write, “Happy Birthday, Jesus”; on the envelope write tell your angels to look in the refrigerator for a birthday cake. Have your angels bring the cake (inscribed “Happy Birthday”) and make a small party. It doesn’t have to be big but it should be a moment to celebrate the reason for today’s gift giving. Have your angels open the birthday card and ask each one what gift they would give Christ for His birthday.
Find our Christmas wish for you at Christmas Adventus 2011.
For all our 2011 Advent activities, see "Christmas Adventus 2011: Celebrating Allergy-Free".