I understand that this post is a bit past due, but I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas activities. Each year my church hosts a Ladies Christmas Dinner as a way to start off the holiday season and also a way to minister to ours friends and neighbors what the meaning of Christmas is all about.
For the past several years, I co-host a table with my mother-in-law. She has all the dishes and most importantly the serving dishes we need. The church provides a table, chairs and dinner, we bring the table setting, a gift for each lady at our table and the serving dishes for the dinner.
The day starts out with two hours of glorious, free baby-sitting to let the mommies set up the tables without little ones to "help" My MIL and I have done this so many times and usually my husband's grandma is in town during this time so between the three of us, we can set that table in about 30 minutes.
The theme this year was Let Heaven and Nature sing, so our table had a burlap table cloth (nature) and the dishes were blue and silver (heaven). It had a very Swedish feel to it. Our gifts were silver, glittery ornaments and it was just a wonderful evening.
This is just a few pictures of other tables that night. This event is special to me and I always enjoy seeing the other tables, seeing friends that I only get to see once or twice a year and an evening out with girlfriends celebrating the birth of our Christ, our Savior.