Dec 20, 2011

Simply Christmas: Let your heart be light!

Years ago one of my sisters made a Santa outfit for use at our family Christmas parties. Dozens of men have worn this costume and countless children and adults alike have smiled at the sight. 

This year, my brother Bob played Santa at our party the other night...


Some years back my hubby and I decided we would make a practice of choosing a couple families each year and bring a few minutes of Christmas joy to unsuspecting children.  We line it up ahead of time with the parents, then Santa makes a quick stop and gives a small gift.  I'm his reinDEAR who drives quickly from house to house...


This year we stopped at four different houses and Santa saw 12 children in less than two hours.  He handed out $5 McDonald's cards...other years he has brought small gifts in his big red bag...I write out a little cheat sheet for each house we visit with the names and ages of the children so he can play the game easier...


Here are some of the kids he visited this year...




But to tell the truth... we may be the ones who get the most joy...








These last three photos are from last year...we really haven't had our snow this year yet.  (I'm NOT complaining.) My hubby is such a great guy to go along with my wild and crazy ideas. Really, it is such a simple thing to do and doesn't take up too much time right before Christmas...Three of the four families we visited the other night were new friends that I have made this year!

So what have you done in December just for fun that didn't require any stress?

"...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God..." I Cor. 10:31

2 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

This is so beautiful! I love that you do this! Have a Merry Christmas if I don't get back around!

Shirley said...

M'dear, this is what it's about!!!