Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 200.. Happy Birthday to Jesus Cake

Christmas has been bumped up at our house because of a trip to Colorado on Christmas Day. Today we celebrated Christmas Eve. Our tradition for Christmas Eve has always been to have a nice dinner, followed by celebrating Jesus's Birth. We make a Birthday cake, read the Christmas Story from Luke, and then do a magnetic advent type calendar. We stuck to tradition even though it was a day early. Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!

The Greeneteam ready to decorate Jesus's Birthday Cake.

We make a round cake (Chocolate to symbolize our sins), cover it with white frosting (Jesus's purity covers our sins).

Top it with a yellow star and Angel (bearer of the first glad tidings). We then place 12 candles (Christ our light throughout the year).

We then encircle the cake with evergreens (symbol of everlasting life).

I love this cake idea. It came from a book called The Twelve Blessings of Christmas by T.J. Mills.

We read the Christmas Story from Luke and then do a magnet display showing Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, the Angels, Wisemen and shepherds. The kids love this activity.

Maddie loves the little baby Jesus. Merry Christmas!!

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