GOODchristmas 2011

I’m so excited to be on year #3 of GOOODchristmas!!! Last year I talked about the what and why of GOODchristmas and it was fun to hear your comments and your stories of participating in GOODchristmas experiences. Simply put, it stemmed from my love of the advent calendar growing up and inspiration from The Kingdom Experiment. But watch the video, because there is much more to it then that. It’s about starting traditions for my kids that are rooted in love, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity. It’s about overflowing with kindness and love not bills from over spending. It’s about giving “gifts” that touch the soul, not just look good wrapped under the tree. It’s about loving people the way that Christ loved us and the reason we can celebrate this season.

 

I look forward to seeing those of you that joined me last year again this year as well as some new faces. Maybe this is not a new way of living out the spirit of Christmas for you, but I’d love for you to share with me and others what you have done and/or are doing. Hearing your stories is always such a blessing and inspiration.

 

I’ve been on an EXTREME crafting kick lately (just ask the husband) and this year I finally made my GOODchristmas Advent Calender. My inspiration came from where else but Pintrest.

 

The gourgeous vase with willow branches was created by my good friend Maribel Toan, of Bohemian Rose. She created it to display hand-crafted jewelry for an event I’ve helped head-up called, Kuvina. She gave it to me after as a gift and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!.

The numbered pieces idea came from Holly L blog. She has a tutorial on it. My rounded-edged squares I found @ Joanns fabrics in the wood craft section. they came in a set of 6 and they were labeled as coasters.

 

Each day the kids will have a number “ornament” to hang on the tree and on the back is the “GOODchristmas experiences” of the day.

 

I will post each Sunday what the up-coming weeks “GOODchristmas experiences” are and will blog about my and my families experiences doing them. Won’t you join me in this adventure of experiencing this Christmas season in a new and heart-changing way.

One Response to “GOODchristmas 2011”

  1. Holly December 4, 2011 10:57 pm
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    Thank you for telling me about making that advent calendar…it turned out great. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!