Christmas has different meanings for different people. For some it’s all about Santa Clause, stockings and trees, for others it’s about time with your family. For many it’s a religious celebrations or some mix of all of these. I have wonderful memories of Christmas as a child. My parents made Christmas full of joy, treats and surprises. It didn’t matter how many presents were under the tree that year, time with our family was always fun. A major part of our holiday celebration was remembering the birth of our Savior. Celebrating that we have a Savior in Jesus Christ.
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi, from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2
When the Magi came to visit the Messiah they came bearing gifts…
“…On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh…” Matthew 2:11-12
A few years ago I saw an idea on Pinterest and immediately love it. A fellow blog had incorporated the three gifts of Christmas into something handmade she was gifting. I decided to put my own spin on it and for two years now this has been the perfect gift for my Bible study leader and my son’s teachers as well. They love it and it feels like a special remembrance of the gifts given to our Savior.
If you have never smelled frankincense and myrrh together you are missing out, it’s amazing. It has quickly become one of my favorite fragrances to enjoy in bath salts. I purchase my bath salts at Whole Foods, but if you are feeling extra crafty today I have a DIY bath salts tutorial you can follow as well. For the gold I use, gold foiled chocolate coins, almost always available in the Dollar Spot at your local Target or you can order online.
Make sure you use seal-able bags for each item so that they don’t contaminate each other. Another awesome Target Dollar Spot find are these small burlap bags, or muslin ones work great too. Fill the bags with your two sealed plastic bags and cinch closed. Using scrap ribbons and twine to decorate the tie area. I used these small chalkboard tags to write thank you on for our teachers. You can personalize them with any message you’d like.
How do you celebrate Christmas? Do you have any traditions?
This week I am teaming up with some of my favorite Savvy Sassy Moms to bring you great DIY Christmas gifts! These scout moms have been busy at work making up the most adorable gift ideas and they are here to share them with you.
Amy Gene of O’Leary Love
Krystal of Simply Girly
Lani of Life Anchored
Lindsey of The Nashville Mom
Rebecca of Mainely Mama
To participate in our blog hop:
Link up your favorite holiday DIY gift idea below.
Visit 3-5 other blogs in the Holiday Blog Hop and leave a comment on their posts.
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Come back next week for the Holiday Crafts for Kids theme.