February 25 Christmas planning update!Today's Rudolph Club meeting at organized christmas reminds us that there are 304 days until Christmas! There are several suggestions for getting a headstart- collecting information for a Christmas letter, starting a Christmas savings account and keeping up with your gift closet. Check it out for some more great ideas.
My way of enjoying Christmas all year is sharing this story from a collection of Mrs. Hill's shorter stories Miss Lavinia's Call (Hill, 1949).
Something Quite Forgotten
Betty felt out of place at a Christmas party and helped with the decorations. After putting up the tree, Betty built Bethlehem on the mantel using crepe paper, boxes and little animals. Later that evening, she and a new friend sang solemn carols, changing the mood of the party.
He thanked her and quoted Isaiah 55:11 (KJV)
"My Word shall not return unto me void, but shall accomplish that whereunto I have sent it."
Here is my own little Bethlehem- a pewter Precious Moments nativity. It even has a little black sheep. As I was packing it away several years ago, my (then) husband suggested leaving it out all year, so we do!