preparing him room

Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;

Let every heart prepare him room

And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

I love to send out Christmas cards each year. I'll be sending out the last of our cards this weekend. I know it sounds crazy and I think many people just think it is a lot of work, but it is such a special thing for me. I do something a little different every year. Some years I write a letter and others I do something more simple, but the motive remains the same...I like to let our friends and family know we're thinking of them and that they are special to us. I like to begin the holiday season by sending the cards out early to kick-start my heart for the season. It is part of how I prepare room in my heart for the true meaning of the Christmas celebration. Some people bake, some make homemade gifts, some sing, some do everything. Lately I've tried to simplify and if I do nothing else but get the tree up, buy some gifts, and send out cards...I'm a happy little Christmas elf:)


Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Wow!! I'm impressed. I'm still trying to finish my Christmas cards. I hope to have mine out early next week. It'll depend on when those pictures come in.

I'm with you on the real meaning of Christmas. Any ideas on how to incorporate that with our 2 and 3 year olds?

Stacey @ A Measure of Grace said...

This is awesome, Amy. I am also still working on my cards! I have pictures ordered and I have address labels on most of them, so that is something, right? Tomorrow night during DH & B&S I plan on knocking them out!!!


Sarah said...

I'm right there with you, simple is often best for the holidays. If we're feeling stressed, something's wrong and we're missing the point. I'm always wishing you lived next door my friend:(

Jen said...

my email is jsnider@mead.k12.wa.us

Email me and I'll send you our address!

Have a cozy day!

Sandy said...

Great post, Amy! So true. Our Christmas letter is such a tradition with us, we are trying to figure out what venue we want to use to send it out ... :)

Jennisa said...

thanks for the card, chica!

Margaret said...

Hey Amy - I think that is great - How are you guys - I saw you had flooding? :)

Elise said...

We send out cards, a picture, or a letter every year. This year, it's a letter, and we're hoping to get it out this week!
I always love receiving those kinds of things from people - it's a great way to catch up on the year! So that's why I continue to do it... I suppose there are some who don't care to receive them, but that's okay! We do it anyway! :)

Amy said...

yes! thankyou for you very very cute christmas picture! we love it!

Leigh Gray said...

you are the cutest mama ever!!! and your boys are just precious!! I have loved crusing around on your blog!! have a wonderful Christmas!!


Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Missing you friend! Hope you're having a wonderful time with Joel's family...

Aleah said...

I just finished most of my cards this afternoon, it is fun!
Thanks for your's. I guess I'll have to take last years off the fridge!: )

Merry Christmas!

Stacey @ A Measure of Grace said...

Okay, got your card - you weren't kidding! It was so cute!

jen said...

Will you show a picture of your Christmas card on your blog? I'm intrigued!

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