One of our favorite items on our Ultimate Gift Guide is not a toy, but the gift of giving and serving others.
My dad made us a little manger to put under our tree when we were younger. It was our favorite tradition to fill it with straw each time we did an act of service. When I saw The Giving Manger kit I just fell in love! That little baby Jesus, and a beautifully illustrated book to go along with it! I knew this would be the perfect addition to our tradition.
The kids opened it right up and got the manger assembled.
Then Locke (10 years) gathered his siblings (8 & 5 years) and they all snuggled up to hear the story about how the giving manger came to be.
We found a perfect spot for our manger in the school room where we spend a good portion of our day, and it's high enough that Berdee (17 months) can't reach it).
I have loved watching the children find every opportunity to serve each other as well as others during the day. Locke holds the door open for me and the other ladies at the gym. Breckyn has been caught reading books to the littles, Riz has eagerly helped his older siblings do the dishes and clean rooms. And the Secret Service Ninjas have been in full swing over here. Beds being made in secret, rooms cleaned, dishes loaded all mysteriously.
This is the perfect gift to help bring the true meaning of Christmas to the four front of our holiday season and it will forever be my favorite tradition. Thank you Giving Manger for such a beautifully crafted and designed gift set for our family to love for years.