Thursday, November 8, 2012

Want, Need, Wear, Read

I know, I know... it's two months away still, but I've started to think about Christmas already. It's my favorite day of the year, and has been for as long as I can remember. Now that we have Ibes, Christmas takes on additional significance, as we have the responsibility to teach him about the meaning of Christmas and the birth of our Savior.

Last year, Ibes was 9 months old, so he didn't get too much out of Christmas morning. I remember him being more interested in the wrapping paper than any of the gifts.

Here's some pictures from last Christmas. My sister-in-law Emily is a professional photographer, and the last three are her genius.







Ibes' big gift last year was an "Activity Lion" with different games and toys on it. Here he is on Christmas morning, checking out his new toy.



This year, we've decided to do something special for Christmas gifting for Ibes. 

He will receive:

Something he wants
Something he needs
Something he wears
Something he reads

I read about this simple gift-giving philosophy a last year, and thought it was really neat. It helps put the focus on Christmas and not on the number of presents under the tree.

So we're going to give it a try! I'll stop in after Christmas and let you know what Ibes received for each category.