‘Twas the month of December when all through the mission,
Elders and Sisters were baptism-wishin….
Yes, it’s almost December and time to trim the missionary tree. I knew my son wouldn’t go for baubles and bows, so I sent him a tiny simple tree with titles of Christ to hang from the branches. I found the tree, star, and ornaments at Hobby Lobby. It was small enough to fit in the medium flat rate box.
Here’s what I did:
1. Print the titles, each with a different font, on white paper then mount them on coordinating Christmas papers. Then laminate.
. Beloved Son
. Son of God
. Lord of All
. Prince of Peace
. Bread of Life
. The Lamb
. Light of the World
. Savior of the World
2. Cut small pieces of ribbon and tape them to the back in a loop, leaving enough length to hang them from the branches.
3. A white star and a handful of small white ornament balls fill out the rest of the tree.
4. For a Christmas tree skirt use a salad plate to trace a circle on some green or red patterned fabric and use pinking shears to cut out the circle. Make one cut from the outer edge into the middle so your missionary can put it around the tree.
5. A very small nativity (one piece) is also fun to send to put by the tree.
I can picture him now trimming his simple tree and humming “My Grown-Up Christmas List.” (It’s his favorite. Where’s the Kleenex?)
* Check back tomorrow for our Christmas missionary poem!