As with past weeks, I included the the samplers in my journal along with the name of the stitch, gratitude list, personal reflection, and a couple of images. This week they include:
=> A Christmas Tree - We are continuing with the Countdown to Christmas by doing different activities each day. This has become a meaningful and memorable part of the holiday season.
I think about all the memories we have created throughout the years by doing activities each day rather than simply eating a piece of candy as a way to count down the days until Christmas. It's well worth the effort and planning...so we can draw upon the happy memories at any time of the year.
=> St. Nicholas - On December 6th, it was St. Nicholas Day. This was a holiday that I didn't celebrate growing up, but started celebrating when Sophia and Olivia were young children. They enjoyed (and still do) putting a shoe out for St. Nicholas to fill with goodies.
This year we did a few new activities and tried some new recipes on December 5th and 6th to celebrate the holiday.