Merry Christmas to all of you! Regardless of how (or if) you celebrate, I hope your day is filled with peace, love and joy.
We are spending the morning at my parents' house (about an hour away) and will return to our own house to host Christmas dinner for Steve's family. We haven't hosted Christmas dinner since Steve and I were first married in 2004, which means Trevor has never had Christmas dinner at home. I'm glad he finally will.
Trevor and I whipped up some festive napkin rings to decorate our holiday table. We started with shimmery gold cardstock to make the rings, then added a glittery star to half and holly leaves and berries to the other half. We'll alternate them around the table.
As we worked, I taught Trevor a bit about why the holly and the star are symbols of Christmas. The star is a pretty easy one - the wise men followed the star of Bethlehem to lead them to the baby Jesus. Holly is an evergreen plant, symbolic of the everlasting life we have through Jesus Christ. The thorns remind us of His crown of thorns, while the red berries symbolize His blood.