Sunday, December 5, 2010

Advent Activities - Outdoor Lights

Since we've been out of town this is a two part post.

Thank you, Thomas Edison - you clever guy, you! Inventor of the light bulb! I wonder if he ever imagined how far the light bulb would go?

President Grover Cleveland flipped the switch to light up the first White House Christmas tree in 1895! Soon stores followed suit attracting costumers with their dazzling displays and then neighborhoods began to be all aglow!

One of our favorite things to do around Christmas is to go for a drive and see which house is the most lit up. Pigeon Forge & Dollywood were well lit for Christmas so that made the search easier this weekend. Down the main parkway through Pigeon Forge are lights for the 12 Days of Christmas. I thought it would be fun to have the girls' picture taken by each day for an upcoming Advent activity but it was too cold and rainy to do that with 2 very tired little girls.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16

Today we made luminaries from paper sacks. I cut out the letters to spell JOY and the girls used the snowflake punch to make little snow flakes around the top of the bag. We haven't finished getting our outdoor lights up yet due to technical difficulties so this little project made our front porch seem a little more Christmasy this evening. Fun, easy & quick!

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