Five or six years ago, my family began the tradition of making a special batch ornaments to give out to various people we come into contact with throughout the Advent season. We give them to sales people, delivery drivers, store clerks, postal employees, waiters, etc.
We also drive around throughout the season to look at Christmas lights. Each night, we vote on a few favorite houses and knock on those doors to deliver our ornaments as prizes to those families.
No matter how God chooses to have our paths cross, the recipients are always blessed and truly grateful. In addition to thank you, we often get smiles, tears and hugs. The biggest blessing to us, however, is bringing joy and spreading God's love to others.
For several years, we have made Christmas Nails (tutorial here). This year, however, we wanted to do something different. I was looking through my craft supplies and found some wooden peg dolls and eggs. I purchased these to make a set of dolls as a gift, but didn't end up making them. I decided to try making nativity ornaments with them. I am so excited about how they turned out!! I only had enough supplies today to make 4 of them, but I ordered more and can't wait to get them all made!!
I will be posting a tutorial once those supplies come in. I will mention that these were EASY! It only took me about 10 minutes to make the first 4, including allowing the paint to dry.