We began a tradition last year of using our handmade Nativity puppets to act out the story of Christ’s birth. I made these, and hope to use them for many years. I hope my children will one day look at them and recall so many special moments we had together using them to retell the miracle of our Savior’s birth.
It was lots of fun and I was so happy for the enthusiasm to do this again this year. Hanna and Joe had both been asking me for a couple weeks when were we going to get out our puppets for Family Home Evening.
I read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Bible while Jamie and the kids acted it out with the puppets. Afterward we talked for a little while about how different Christ’s birth was compared to Jesse’s.
Next, we watched another movie that has become Christmas family tradition—The Polar Express. We all really enjoy this movie. We watched it all snuggled together under blankets because our family room gets so cold in the winter time. There is something about this movie that Jamie and I both agree feels “magical”.
It was such good family night. I loved every minute of it. I can’t wait to spend the rest of this week and weekend all home together. I am thankful for this special time of year, for my family, and for all of the traditions we are continuing, and starting each year together.