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My Christmas Wish List!

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I don’t know about you but there’s always some specific Christmas-y things I want to do each year. Some include listening to Christmas music almost all month long and of course, we’ve got to watch our favorite movies and include a few snacks. We also love to make my Great Grandmother’s salami and making the house festive.

So, I thought that with December just beginning it would be fun to share with you a few things on my Christmas Wish List this year. I haven’t included everything that I’d like to do this December just a few of my personal favorites.

1) Donate to a Worthy Cause

This time of the year we seem to take more notice of those less fortunate than ourselves. This year instead of just passing by I encourage you to donate to a worthy cause of your choice. It doesn’t have to be a large donation, you’d be surprised by the joy just a few dollars brings.

Our church makes up several holiday baskets each year asking people to donate the items necessary. Start by seeing if your church has something similar and donate an item or two. You could also fill a shoe box. Healing Hands International and some similar organizations fill thousands of plastic shoe boxes with flip flops, clothing, toys and a Bible and give them to children in third world countries who don’t have a lot. If you’d like more information on Healing Hands International’s M.A.G.I. project you can find that HERE.

2) Bake and Give

I don’t know about you but it doesn’t really feel like Christmas if you don’t bake Christmas cookies. If you’re anything like us you bake WAY more than you can ever eat. So, this year why not bake and give! Find someone who could use a little Christmas cheer and give them some cookies. I know that if I’m having a bad day a good cookie (especially a Christmas cookie) makes everything better. If you’re not sure who to give a plate of cookies to why not see if there’s a cookie exchange you could join? Or just make a big plate of cookies and set them out in the break room at work when no one’s looking.

3) Enjoy a good book

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The “Red Glove Series” by Karen Kingsbury contains four novels. I’ve read all of them I just own three.

I love to read when I have the time. But when Christmas comes to town I try to make time to read a Christmas novel or two. This year I’m trying to read Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol“. I figured since I’ve seen almost every movie version it’s high time I should read the actual book. I also really enjoyed Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge and The Red Glove seriesThis year I’ve already read two new favorites “Twice Loved” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and “Christmas at Harrington’s” by Melody Carlson. If you prefer audiobooks Lamplighter Theater’s “The Candle in the Window” is a favorite of our family. Let’s not forget, “The Night Before Christmas”. And if you’d like a full list of Christmas books and audiobooks check out Read Aloud Revival’s list HERE. Trust me, there are several titles I’d read if I could…It seems December is just never quite long enough to fit in all the festivities.

What’s on your Christmas Wish list this December? I’d love for you to share some of your favorite things you’re planning to do this December in the comments below!

Until next time,

Bailey Sue