a few things I'm giving my family this year:
--a book to each kiddo, which they will sign immediately to record their current john hancock. how sweet will be it be to open a beloved story years from now and see an early handwritten name?
--we're keeping our Christmas book collection under our tree all month for the kids to read to each other on schoolwork breaks. we added this Christmas Carol picture book by Charles Dickens to our collection this year.
--a new Bible for each reading kiddo. this year I bought Adventure Bibles for two of my kiddos and the Action Bible for my comic loving son.
--a stocking stuffer of school supplies (like these multicultural skin-tone markers) and band-aids (Sorette's favorite thing ever) to unwrap before we open gifts with others. this will be a practice for receiving gifts with gratitude. (read onethankfulmom here for her 5 Hints for Avoiding a Christmas Fiasco)
--i've had so much fun planning 12 Days of Christmas for matt. each morning i'm giving him a small token of appreciation for who he is and all he does. did i mention small? they are small. on the first day of christmas, i gave him a pen. people are always taking his around here. i can't give more away, because he hasn't opened everything yet and he reads my blog, the sweet guy. here's some printables i found too.
what are you giving?