now, i’m not a total grinch and not giving my kids anything, but i do want to give in a manner that is respectful to the celebration of christmas and to not encourage utter gluttony.
so here’s our philosophy on christmas gift giving (to our kids):
3 gifts for each kid (as a reminder of the 3 gifts jesus was given)
1 “santa gift” – usually the toy they asked for or the biggest gift. last year it was bikes.
a few small gifts in their stockings – i try really hard not to give junk that i will want to toss in a week.
so this year we decided to get our girls new bibles.
not that anything was wrong with what they have, but the tiny ones without pictures are too advanced for gracie to read and comprehend right now, and lily really doesn’t get something new very often, so it would be nice for her to get a bible not handed down.
since they bring their bibles with them to church every week, i wanted to make them little bible covers with handles. the last thing i want is to be carrying their new bibles for them!
but they also bring them into “big church”, where they have to sit for a good hour+.
inevitably, at their ages, they need a little entertaining.
so i added a little pouch for each of them.
gracie’s has colored pencils and lily’s has crayons.
each layer is lined with flannel to add a bit more heft to the cover, and it’s removable.
i’m hoping i can write a tutorial on this one, but each bible is sized differently, so it’ll be a lot of work! maybe after the new year!