25 Days of Survival Tips: Count down to Christmas, Day 24

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Celebrate the EVE..

One of my fondest childhood memories is midnight mass. Sitting in the choir loft with my mama and  listening to her beautiful voice and hearing the gospel readings. It made the night seem so much shorter. After mass, my sister and I giggled in her bedroom for hours (my poor mama)! Then a few short hours later, it was Christmas morning.

But, oh the EVE.Such a short word for such a long day. What seems like a few hours to adults can seem like years to children. Tomorrow is the day that everyone is waiting for. It is THE DAY. We pound that into their little heads. Wonderful things happen on Christmas. Jesus is born. We read the Christmas history in Luke 2. We open presents.

The best remedy? Do something. Celebrate the day.

  • Play a game.or two.
  • Go outside for a walk.
  • Make a special meal.
  • Get out a puzzle.
  • Go visit a nursing home.
  • Go caroling in your neighborhood.
  • Have kids exchange gifts with their siblings.
  • Open the Christmas pajamas.
  • Do a craft.
  • Re-enact the Christmas story

Celebrate the EVE!

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