The Christmas Blessings Box

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The Christmas Blessings Box is a beautiful tradition in our family.

As you can see in the above picture, the box is wrapped and adorned with a gorgeous gold bow and a sparkly tag. The box is wrapped so it can be opened without ripping the paper. That way we can reuse it year after year.

The Christmas Blessings Box sits beneath our tree with pads of Christmas-y paper and pens in a small sleigh. Throughout the season, we each write things for which we are blessed, and tuck them into the box. It can be small things or large things, silly things or sentimental things. The box gets pretty full by the time Christmas Day rolls around.

Our family traditionally has the main Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve, but Santa always comes in the night to fill our stockings. After the excitement of the stockings, we settle in and read the Christmas Blessings. We just pass the box and pull one out, no matter as to who penned the precious prose.

The Christmas Blessings Box is a nice way to remember all of our blessings and celebrate the joy this season has to offer.

 

COMMENT about some of your special traditions. hmmm

 

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~ by bloggingexperiments on December 10, 2008.

4 Responses to “The Christmas Blessings Box”

  1. That’s a sweet idea. What a great way to keep in mind the true meaning of the season!

    When my husband and I moved our two children to the small town 20 miles away from the city where we work five years ago, we started a tradition of picking up a copy of the weekly newspaper on Christmas Eve. Each year, the weekly paper publishes children’s “Letters to Santa Claus.” Our tradition is to find the funny ones and read them out loud.

    It’s not much, but it’s something I’d definitely miss if it didn’t happen.

    I love this Christmas blog!

  2. I agree with Kat, this is a great idea! I always enjoy reading family traditions. We do something like this for Thanksgiving. We have a Thanksgiving Journal and everyone writes in the day of Thanksgiving and the next year we read aloud the entries from the year before. It’s great looking back on the previous year.

  3. Kat and Betty: The Christmas Blessings Box is a heart warmer that’s for sure. Just the thought of what the beautiful box under the tree represents, brings a smile to everyone’s face.

  4. I love this idea! Thanks for pointing me to it. I look forward to checking out more of your blog.

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