Every year, we as parents work hard to make sure our kids know that the Christmas season isn't about the presents and the cookies or even the endless movie marathons because we have to fit in all the classics. Although those are all nice traditions and fun things to do, we want our kids to see us in action sharing the love of Christ especially to those who may need a little pick me up during this chaotic time.
I've seen different variations of mangers and how you can teach your child all about giving with them so we jumped on that as a new tradition this year. Soft Enough for a King has the tools to encourage your kids all about giving and comes with strips of paper outlined with name, date and service so when someone in the family performs a RAOK, they write it down and put it in the manger. The idea is to fill your manger with acts of service so baby Jesus has a soft bed to lay on. How cool is that?
So far Drake is beating us because it's all about competition to him, which we're also using as a teaching tool, ha! Emery is loving the book that came with it and we're spending each night reading it as a family after we go through our Advent calendar. Those are family traditions I'm happy to carry on and get excited to watch my littles grow and learn from that in their love for Christ!