Parents never tire of seeing their child's picture, and they'll
love to receive these Christmastime photo keepsakes. Take a picture
of each baby or toddler, and get the film developed a couple of
weeks before Christmas.
• For Babies-Glue the baby's picture to the center of red
or green card stock that's been precut into a Christmas tree shape.
Using glitter pens, write "Thank you, God, for baby Jesus. Thank
you, God, for child's name" beneath the photo. Punch a hole at the
top of the tree, and tie a red or green ribbon for parents to hang
the keepsake on their Christmas tree at home.
• For Toddlers-Help kids glue four craft sticks in a
square shape, and allow the glue to dry. Repeat this process. Then
have kids color or paint their craft sticks red or green. Have kids
color a picture of baby Jesus in the manger. At the bottom of each
child's picture, write "Child's name loves baby Jesus." Glue the
colored picture to one craft stick frame, and then glue the child's
photo to the other craft stick frame. Allow the glue to dry. Cut a
4-inch piece of ribbon and make a loop that'll serve as a hanger.
Place the loop on the back side of the child's framed coloring, and
glue it in place. Then glue the backs of the framed photo and the
framed coloring together to create a two-sided ornament. Allow the
ornaments to dry completely before sending them home with
Spread joy and love with a church Christmas
program for families that keeps Jesus as the focus of the
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