Saturday, 5 December 2009

Advent parcels

When I was a child I can't remember anything about a build up to Christmas day, except seeing father Christmas in the shops and usually going up to London to Hamley's toy shop, the biggest and best toy shop in the world as far as I was concerned. It was spread over several floors with moving staircases to each one. What was so good too I was allowed to wander around on my own as long as I stayed on the floor my parents were on.

When my children were young I used to have such fun making little things to go in match boxes one each for the first 24 days of December
When they were both at university, I bought and made 24 little presents each and wrapped them up as a pass the parcel type present. They both thought it was such a great way to start each day and all the students in there building would want to know what they had each day. Some of the things were very small and I usually found a bible verse that was appropriate. I believe that the verse was just as important to them as the present itself.
Last year and the year before I did a similar thing but with a daughter and son-in-law, then a daughter-in-law and son it has got extremely difficult to find things that are appropriate, and I think I have run out of energy for it, much to my son's disappointment. Perhaps I will revive it for next year, I will certainly try and do something for my grandsons.

1 comment:

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Mary just found this blog!!
Love it and really enjoyed reading your Advent musings and what a lovely idea for grown up children a pass the parcel idea with bible readings too!

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