Monday, December 23, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Three Gifts Under the Tree

I already wrote about our stocking gift tradition. We also keep our under the tree gifts to a minimum. When Tenor was an infant, I read about a family's three gift tradition. I'm not sure where I found it but it stuck with us, and we liked it so much that we implemented it for our family.
The general idea is that baby Jesus was given three gifts by the wise men, so we will also receive three gifts.
Each gift has a special meaning.
Gold is something that you really want or is something valuable
Frankincense is something that can be done with the family (a game, a craft, an experience)
and Myrrh is something that you need.
This tradition has focused our gift-giving, and I think made what we choose for each other even more special.

Check out all our family Christmas traditions:
Christmas Cards
Advent Calendar
Christmas Books and DVDs
Christmas Music
A Special Nativity Scene
Ornament Tree
4 Stocking Gifts
3 Under the Tree Gifts
Christmas Eve Church Service
Christmas Morning - Luke 2 

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