I thought they were too old….but they aren’t!

For many years we have had a fun activity that we start on December 1.  Our kids have always loved doing it…like a game.

We spend the month of December ‘making a bed for Baby Jesus’.

We put out an empty basket with a pile of straw beside it.  Any time someone does something for someone else, helps anonymously, or does any kind of good deed they get to secretly put a piece of straw in the basket.  No one can see you do it…so no one knows who put straw in the basket.  The goal is to have a nice, soft bed for Baby Jesus by Christmas Day. All has to be done secretly….no accolades or announcements.  We all participate.

You can use any color straw, raffia, etc.  that you wish….or any kind of container/basket.

You know, it’s funny…..I thought my kids were too old to desire to continue doing this fun little Christmas tradition.  So, I quietly put out the empty basket with the straw beside it this  year.

And I noticed that yesterday it had several pieces of straw in it.

Guess I was wrong….and I’m glad.

Merry, Merry~

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6 thoughts on “I thought they were too old….but they aren’t!

  1. I have never heard of this before but I love it. What an awesome family tradition that doesn’t seem to be outgrown by children growing. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    ~Trisha

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