Brenda at Garden of Learning is at it again! She's hosting a fantastic holiday-themed meme over at her blog. Click through to read some fantastic ideas to bring joy to your holiday through tradition or activity, or join in and share your own!
Our house is still in full on craziness! We most likely won't be putting up a tree this year because of our little blind pug girl, Sophie. She has enough troubles navigating the house in her new-found blindness, so we decided as a family that we aren't going to move furniture and confuse her more. So, I'll be reading through the meme in earnest looking for other ways to bring the holiday into our home without a tree.
Today... MUSIC! I love music, and the holidays are no different. I adore Christmas carols. One of our older girls gave me the best Christmas present many years ago. She bought me a cd set of the Celtic Ladies singing Christmas carols. I love it! I pop in the three cds and just let it play over and over. Our local Christian radio station begins playing fabulous Christmas music - both contemporary and classics - right after Thanksgiving, so we've been enjoying that as well. Music tells so many stories, and it brings a joy to our family when things may otherwise feel overwhelming or even just plain tiring. It's a simple way that we lighten the mood, bring worship into our ordinary moments, and have a little fun while we're at it!
Here's a link to two of my most favorite Christmas carols. A few friends have been posting their favorite carols on Facebook. I'm adding two, one for yesterday and one for today. I might just choose to add a new one each day. Sidebar or in a post? That is yet to be determined. Either way, I'm going to have fun and enjoy the MUSIC! :)
Merry CHRISTmas my dear friends!