Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Traditions - Installment Two

This isn't a family tradition but one that our Young Women in our ward have been doing for years, and I have been lucky enough to be involved for a few of those.

The first mutual night in December, we divide up the neighborhood and with ribbons (garland also in the past) and decorate every person's mailbox within our ward boundaries.  Members or not, everyone's mailbox gets the love.  It adds such a festive look to our neighborhood!


After we all brave the cold and snow to get them done, we come back for dinner chatting and watching a DVD of all the pictures throughout the year.  The girls love it!  It brings back memories of all the good times we had together for the previous 12 months. 

(the girls also get to choose an ornament as a gift)


For me, I am reminded just how much I love every single one of them.  We have some amazing young women and I am blessed to even rub shoulders with them.  And our leaders?  The best!

Can't wait to see what 2011 brings for our YW group!

9 comments:

Lara said...

So fun!

I am totally going to bedeck my mailbox tomorrow. After I dig it out of the snow. :)

mackenzie said...

i totally dropped the ball on this one! i was coming home from work late, hungry and tired, and i ended up not going. i am lame!

Heather said...

I love YW's! I love the idea of decorating the mail boxes!

Just ME the MOM said...

Some wonderful traditions - You've fortunate to get to hang out with all these cute young ladies!

Kristin

Ann Marie said...

Such a cute idea!
I think I need to go add some ribbon to mine! :)

tiburon said...

I love driving through your neighborhood and seeing all the ribbons. I wish my ward did that!

tammy said...

My family and I would do this to our street when I was growing up and I loved it. Now my neighborhood's mailboxes are all lumped together at the end of the street or I would totally be doing this.

Mae Rae said...

what a sweet tradition.

Loralee and the gang... said...

I love the mailbox decorating idea..might have to do that in some way or other...