I haven't yet put away the Christmas decorations or taken down the tree. I think that might be a first for me. I usually get everything put away as soon as possible after Christmas. Our tree was/is so beautiful I really hate to see it go. That will probably happen this weekend, so I thought I would post a photo so I could easily remember.
On Christmas day all my extended family came for dinner. I had an idea that I believe was inspired by the Lord. I printed a list with everyone's name on it and then invited them to give the gift of helping others see themselves as we see them. Everyone was to write at least one word beside each name to describe a gift they saw in that person. This included the children--who did an excellent job! A couple of days ago I made a list with each person's gifts and delivered them to each. See example below. I think this might become a new tradition in our family. All seemed to love getting this gift.
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