Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our Ornament Make-Over

   Every year we seek to find ways to keep our Savior front and center in our home- even more so during the holidays. One great crafty activity is an ornament make over. Frugal and fun for the whole family this activity led each member to search deep and seek hard before breaking out the paint and glitter; it was so worth it!
   We spent some of our morning Bible time searching out the names used in reference to our Savior: Messiah, Prince of Peace, Bread of Life, etc. Once we had a good list going, we headed to the ornament bin for the shiny glass balls and to the craft cabinet for silver and gold paint pens. Each member of the family chose several names of Christ, decorated a ball with that name, and shared the information about it. One of our youth studied a bit of Hebrew that particular year, so her ornaments also have the Hebrew characters written on them!
   Year after year it has been such a precious time of remembering to pull the ornaments out of their box. As we read the names written on each one conversation sparks over memories and study. Once again this year, our tree lovingly shares family memories and the love of the Savior- what a beautiful ornament make-over!


Heidi said...

This is a wonderful family tradition. Thanks for sharing it with all of us via the ornament hop.

Anonymous said...

nice post thanks for sharing..happy holidays...