Our church had plans to go caroling to two nursing homes this past Sunday.
We planned to join them, and Kayla had the idea that the kids should make cards to hand out to the residents after we were finished singing.
We go to River’s place once a week for lunch and a play date anyway, so we used our visit this past week to make those cards!
Isn’t River ADORABLE?!
I gathered some supplies to take to Kayla’s and also quickly looked on-line for some Christmas coloring pages so that it would be easier for the little ones to participate.
I was thrilled when I saw this Christmas bingo game board printable – the boxes would be the perfect size to cut out and add to cards!
This photo is of the one that Tate colored!
These kiddos embraced this little project, and before long we had around 40 cards!
We still had lunch and play time too!
Just look at these two little ladies.
On Sunday Auntie Gail joined us for the WHOLE day!
We all headed to the nursing home in the late afternoon.
We got there a smidge early, so we waited in the warm van.
What a blessing it was to sing to the residents!
While we were there, a nurse said that a certain resident was non-verbal – and yet he sang “Silent Night” with us with tears streaming down his face.
The mind is POWERFUL, you all.
We used to be part of a monthly nursing home ministry, and we all said over and over (once we were back at Twin Oaks Sunday evening) how much we miss doing that!
I think we have a new tradition to add to the Christmas season.
It’s a good one too!
There are just SO many ways to give!
Not just at Christmas time – but any time of the year!