"In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious."
Country in Focus: England
Tradition: Christmas Cards
Activity: Make your own Christmas cards.
Materials: card stock, stamps, colored paper, markers, buttons, glitter, beads, ribbons, card making directions, pictures of your children, scrapbooking scissors, glue, whatever else you can think of!
The first Christmas cards were printed in London in 1843. Today, too many of us resort to the "e-card". Your great aunt Sally doesn't appreciate email as much as she does a handmade one!
This is a great day to start working on your cards. You probably won't finish all of them today. Let your child help you make the Christmas card list. Think about people that you need reach out to as well as family and friends.
And remember your Christmas spirit! The cards are from your kids, so they are going to look like it!