Tuesday, November 16, 2010

#15 - November still: If You Enjoy Driving Around Looking at Christmas Lights...

In this month's copy of "Thriving Family," I found a de"light"ful idea that I have to share with you. It suggested making Christmas thank-you cards to drop off at homes displaying a manger in their yard. It's done like a game: your family goes driving to look at neighborhood light displays. Someone spots a nativity among the decorations. You stop the car so that one of you can run up and leave a thank you card at the door of the house. If you have children or grandchildren, they can be in charge of making the thank you cards. All you have to do is drive! Think of the pleasure the homeowner will have upon discovering the note. Think of the fun of hearing the kids exclaim, "I see Baby Jesus! Stop the car!" What a fun way to spread a little Christmas cheer, and all it costs is pennies for a few art supplies, since you were going to drive around looking at Christmas decorations anyway.

How do you spread Christmas cheer during the holidays?


  1. Brenda! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing it. We always have a Nativity in our yard, and I would love to get a thank-you note or two. What a great way to foster keeping Christ in Christmas! From Terri

  2. What an excellent idea! you have an idea for keeping the car windows from steaming up while looking at Christmas lights??? If so, spill!

  3. Melanie, dress warmly, wrap yourself in a blanket or a Snuggie if you have one, and heat one of those special heating pads in the microwave to hold in your lap and keep you warm. Then you can ride around with the windows down! ;-)

  4. I believe this is a game that I will actually follow through on!

  5. I think my daughter will enjoy leaving cards for people too. :)

  6. Isn't it true how easy it is to forget the true meaning of Christmas. We love this little method and will definitely be using it. Thanks for Sharing :O)

    All the best Christmas wishes,



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