Saturday, February 25, 2012


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!

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