Operation Christmas Child: Collection Week Coming Up!

Operation Christmas Child

With National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child coming up in less than a couple week I wanted to share a video about how much these boxes touch the kids who receive them.

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child you can check out the Samaritan’s Purse website.

“How Many Kings” by DOWNHERE {Music}

After hearing this song for the first time this week I really wanted to share it with you all. I looked it up on YouTube and discovered it’s 4 years old. And a Christmas song. Oh well. It’s amazing! Let me know what you think :)

‘A Strange Way To Save The World’ by 4Him

Christmas is in a couple days! This is the last Christmas music video I will be posting. It’s by 4Him. Enjoy! :)

‘Joseph’s Lullaby’ By Mercy Me

‘Hope Is Born This Night’ By Sidewalk Prophets

Sidewalk Prophets had another song I really liked recently but I hadn’t heard this song until this week {even though it came out in 2010}.

‘Christmas Day’ By Mandisa & Michael W. Smith

I hadn’t realized {until today} that Mandisa is the woman singing this song. She has a beautiful voice!

‘The Night Before Christmas’ By Brandon Heath

I’ve had readers telling me they love discovering these new Christmas songs that I’ve been posting so I decided to post one a day this week. I heard this song on the radio and knew I had to share it. I’ve now listened to it three times in a row. It’s a great song!

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…{15 Ideas For Christmas Eve Fun}

1) Enjoy hot cocoa as you drive around town and look at lights

2) Sing Christmas carols

3) Bake cookies and decorate them

4) Make ornaments for the tree

5) Watch a Christmas themed movie. Jacob and Lucas both love Caillou’s Holiday Movie.

6) Attend a Church service

7) Make Reindeer food {oatmeal mixed with glitter} and sprinkle it in the yard

8) Eat a special Christmas Eve meal as a family

9) Set out cookies and milk for Santa {and don’t forget the carrot for Rudolph}

10) Track Santa’s journey online

11) Eat sugarplums {here’s a recipe to make them}

12) Put on Christmas pajamas. The boys have special Thomas jammies for Christmas and will wear them all day :)

13) Read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

14) Read about the birth of Baby Jesus and make him a birthday cake.

15) Send the kids to bed early!! {Ok, maybe this one is only fun for the adults….}

‘Breath Of Heaven’ By Amy Grant

With Christmas one week from today I wanted to share my all time favorite Christmas song. This one is called Breath of Heaven {Mary’s Song} and is performed by Amy Grant. Enjoy :)