Tis the Reason for the Season!
I really want my kids to think about the reason for the season. I love the gifts, the snow, the lights, and the hustle and bustle, but what I love most is feeling that special spirit and remembering Jesus Christ. I have tons of handmade ornaments with meaning and memories hanging on garlands spread throughout my house. So I like our Christmas tree to be a little bit more fancy dancy! (well as fancy as I get!) Our tree is definitely not spectacular, but it is the symbol just the same. This year to help remind my kids I went to a local store here in Utah called Seagull book and tape. I am not sure if they are located anywhere else. But I purchased a whole bunch of little 3X5 pictures of the Savior on them. The cards were .50 each and I LOVE what they represent. We took hot glue and glued ribbon onto the back of each picture and hung them as ornaments on the tree. My original plan was to purchase a bunch of frames and spray paint them gold but I ran out of time and I just wanted them up! I love this small simple gesture. It helps us to remember why we are celebrating and to be thankful for our Savior.
My kids loved these two pics the best. When my two year old Max saw this one with the little boy he said oohhh Jesus is holding Max!
Not sure of all of the artists names but the ones I love best are by Simon Dewey. Check out his work he is amazing!