Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Little Christmas

Friday, January 10, 2014

Little Christmas

A few of you were asking me to tell you about how our "Little Christmas" celebration went yesterday, so I thought I'd share it with you today.

Last night we had the privilege to join some friends for family night. I have a dear friend Ingrid who invited a few families from church over to her house. She's from Mexico and her family wanted to share some of their holiday traditions.

We went over for a "Little Christmas" celebration. Instead of celebrating Christmas on the 25, by opening gifts and such, they wait till January 6 and celebrate when the wise men came to see Christ. So instead of Santa bringing gifts, the wise men bring them instead. It was so fun to see her kids shouting "look what the wise men brought". They were so excited!

We also all shared a cake/bread that had been made. It was kind of like a cinnamon roll, but not since it was like a dry cake. It was a mix between the two. If that makes sense at all. I know I'm describing it horribly. It was in the shape of a circle, which symbolized the unending love God has for us. The candies on the cake represent the jewels the wise men wore. In the cake were a bunch of tiny baby Jesus. The tradition is that if you get a baby in your piece of cake, then you're responsible for making tamales the following week. The kids were all looking for babies in their slices. Keagan actually got one!

I'm so thankful for good friends that opened up their home and taught us about a tradition from Mexico.

Spending time with friends and families was exactly what we needed yesterday.

What are you guys doing for family night this week?

XO Danielle

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