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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Preparing for Christmas

I know, Thanksgiving isn't even here and I'm talking about Christmas. But an important day requires some forethought and preparation, especially if you're busy chasing little ones. How do you make Christmas meaningful beyond the presents and sugar? One way we've enjoyed is by tracing the spiritual lineage of Jesus all the way from Adam through the Old Testament prophets to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus.

I made these felt magnets with little fingers in mind. They are stuffed with a cotton ball and the magnet is INSIDE so I wouldn't worry about someone prying it off and swallowing it! Yes, there's a fair amount of work here, but we've enjoyed these for years and they've held up well! It took me 3 years to make these....so maybe if you're diligent and get started now you could have a complete set by Christmas!

Here are the people represented, reading from left to right, top to bottom:

Spirit, Adam, Noah, Abraham
Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses
Passover, Rahab, Gideon, Ruth
Samuel, David, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah (chains - it's hard to see in the photo)
Jonah, Esther, Daniel, Zachariah & Elizabeth
John the Baptist, Mary, Joseph, Jesus

1 comment:

twin fibers said...

Those are wonderful and so thoughtful! :) Jessica