Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Weekend Happy Birthday Jesus Party

Every year Maggie reads the Happy Birthday Jesus story. The kids then write their birthday wishes for Jesus on slips of paper. They go outside and burn them in the firepit so the smoke can carry the wishes to heaven. They come back inside and sing happy birthday and talk about the blessings Jesus has given us. Our family wants to keep the true meaning of Christmas alive in our celebration.


Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
What a wonderful idea.
We make a cake every yr.
I love the other idea!WIll have to try that !

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Aww, Im going to do the cake this year:) You have wonderful traditions:)

Mary said...


Your birthday party for Jesus looks like such fun and you even bought Him a cake. Mmm! I love the way you wrote your wishes on paper and sent them to heaven through the firepit. What a unique and wonderful idea.

I missed the post below and the hayride and parade looks like a lot of fun. Sounds like you had wonderful time with your family.

Blessings for a great day.

Nancy said...

What great ideas! We all need to keep Christ in Christmas and remember that He is the reason for the season. Blessings to you Peggy!

Marci said...

WHat a great way to remember Him.

Joanna said...

Peggy, about the Bourbon Red hen, I don't have one available, but I have a friend on the NC east coast who is closer to you than I am, email me your contact info and I'll try to hook you up. Steve will likely have quite a few. The eggs are delicious. Your tom is quite nice, my Franklin doesn't have all the white on his tail that he should.

Boone, NC

Rosa said...

We used to do this each year when the boys were young. So precious.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful thing to do and to put the focus of Christmas in the right place.
Roberta Anne

PS Soap arrived and smells so good!!!

Out Back said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Jesus' birthday.


Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea! All the children really seem to be enjoying themselves. Too often devotional practices are performed in such a way that children think of it almost as punishment. You seem to have found a wonderful way to keep them involved and interested and engaged.