Friday, November 29, 2013

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The season celebrating our Savior's birth is finally upon us and we've compiled a Christmas countdown!

The Bloom! 25 Days of Christmas

  1. Get out that old wrapping paper and make a countdown paper chain.
  2. Write a letter to a Christian in a foreign prison this December through Prisoner Alert.
  3. Listen to this beautiful song by Casting Crowns!
  4. Pray for the kids who will receive a shoebox through Operation Christmas Child.
  5. Looking for a treat? Make some fudge!
  6. Learn about St. Nicholas Day and make a new tradition.
  7. Get started on those Christmas cards!
  8. Curl up with a good Christmas story.
  9. Plan a Christmas party to encourage others and share the Nativity story!
  10. Yet another awesome Casting Crowns song!
  11. Have a Christmas Movie Marathon.
  12. Get started on your holiday baking list. Here's a start!
  13. Learn about St. Lucia Day and make St. Lucia Bread.
  14. Make a list of friends and neighbors to visit this Christmas season and get started.
  15. Organize a group of friends to go caroling at a nursing home in your area.
  16. Journal what Christmas means to you and a favorite Christmas memory.
  17. Whip up some of this yummy stuff!
  18. Watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
  19. Cover pine cones in peanut butter and birdseed and hang them with yarn in a tree for the birds.
  20. Take goodies to your neighbors or serve in a soup kitchen!
  21. Watch "The Nativity Story"
  22. Go an a Christmas light tour of your neighborhood or town. (Remember the hot chocolate!)
  23. Read the Christmas Story in Luke 2:1-20 as a family.
  24. Hang your stockings with care and pray for all those who do not know Christ in this season of His birth!
  25. Have a very Merry Christmas!
     We hope this list will remind you of the true meaning of Christmas this season. Let the countdown begin...

Merry Christmas from,
Megan, Joanna, Krista, Victoria, and Emily

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