Don't mind Fuggy, Asa's baby (yes, I said ASA'S baby...that's what happens when you have an older sister) he is standing in for baby Jesus...with real hay from our rabbit! :)HERE. I am excited about doing this for two reasons...reason #1 is I am so tired of the rate of American consumerism. On the other hand, I find it hard like every parent to resist getting something for my child when I can just picture their excitement beforehand. So, this year we bought with a purpose, modeled after the three gifts the three wise men brought to Jesus. Gifts are fun to give and receive, just as long as we don't miss the reason behind why we give.
And just to top it all off, these are my favorite wise men. I don't have very many Christmas decorations that I've had since we got married-but I remember buying these sparkly men after Drew's and my first married Christmas. They just make me happy when I look at them. :)
Even if you are not interested in doing the three Christmas gifts idea...check out the article above! There is some really interested history about the reasons the wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh!!