Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Works for me Wednesday

This is the first time I have participated in WFMW. I am finding I need a little more help lately getting the to-do list done and managing my home and family. So I am looking for all the help I can get.

What works for me at Christmas is our tradition of giving 3 gifts to each family member. Each person receives a GOLD, FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH gift.

The GOLD gift is one that either is the most costly or most desired by the recipient.
The FRANKINCENSE gift is a gift meant to help you in your walk with the Lord. We have bought devotionals, bibles, music, videos and such. Frankincense used in the temples as an act of worship to God.

The MYRRH gift is a gift for the body. We have bought lotions, soaps, clothing, and such for this gift. Myrrh was used in the burial process in bible times.

This gift process has made gift shopping much easier for our family while also helping us keep our eyes on the reason for Christmas.

The family also recieves gifts from siblings and exteneded family and friends, so don't feel sorry for our kids that they only get three gifts. ;o)


Lori said...

I love the imagery in that tradition.
Good job, Mom and Dad, for helping your children to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.


Jeanine said...

What a GREAT idea! You're such a smart doubt led by a smart woman :)

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I love this idea...I wish I would have started it when my kids were young.

kim said...

I have always loved this idea. Tricia does it over at her house too. You two sure are smart gals!!!!

Kim said...

I have heard of this idea before--I like it.

Beth said...

Love your new background... Emma is good.
Thanks for sharing this idea with me. It has really help me keep things simple for my girls. I love the gift giving part of Christmas, but not when it is out of control.

Melissa said...

I too noticed your new cool background. I need some new lessons from Emma?!