Today is the 1 year anniversary of Chris's moms death.
It's been a year of major changes and adjustments for our whole family. Last year, during all our grief, we skipped our annual Christmas countdown blessings jar. Although we miss Nana terribly, there have been a lot of good things to celebrate and so we all agreed that the countdown jar needs to be part of our Christmas tradition again.
Each night, we take a turn removing a link from our paper chain. Then, we record what we are thankful for on the removed link and put the folded paper chain into our blessings jar.
The blessings are kept secret from one another (aside from Josie who needs a little help with the writing part). On New Year's eve, we read the blessings out loud and then later I type them up and save them with our photos. Merry Christmas and blessings to your own family!