If you haven't yet, you probably soon will be putting away all the Christmas decorations. The Santas, elves, reindeers, snowmen, nativity sets, nutcrackers, inflatables, etc. all stored in boxes until next time. Who knows maybe this will be the last year your child/ren believe in Santa. (I know, don't gasp or cry at the thought.) But let's talk about it because one day, like it or not, they won't believe in the red suit and white bearded man. What do you do then? What can you do now to prepare yourself and your child/ren for that moment in time? Come clean quick or let them know slow?
A couple months back my seven-year-old whispered to his older brother, "I think Mommy and Daddy are the tooth fairy." I overheard the conversation and smirked at how astute my little tike was. When he asks me point blank questions like, "Mommy is Santa real?" I don't shy away but tell him, "St. Nicholas, which is Santa's real name, was a real man who did wonderful things for children." If he prods, I answer honestly but not brutally. Then I direct his attention to what is real but primarily unseen, something that wants what is best for him - angels.
If you and your spouse have grappled with the, "When do we let them know (about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny...)?" then I would encourage you to introduce your family to angels this year. Specifically our Where Is Your Angel?™ book series with your family's very own watchman angel. It will encourage the imagination in your child without any future let down.
So, as you pack up the last of the holidays and smell the remaining leftovers to see if they should be tossed or not, think about adding an angel into your home that will always be with your child. You will be glad you did. So will your child.
#holidayletdown #santa #angels #real
It's the first Wingsday of the New Year and we are excited around here!
We like firsts. We like the first book we launched that has lead to more books. We like having the first bite of cake - especially if it's a corner piece or has extra buttercream frosting! We like our firstborns who made us moms and dads. We like the first day of the week, the Sabbath, a day of rest. It allows us to focus on Him so that we can recharge from the busyness of the week before and be ready for the week ahead. We like our first bank accounts we opened as adults. It made us feel so mature. We like our first cars too, whether or not they were lemons or "the bomb". We like first kisses. Awkward as they were, they have become funny stories that make us laugh now. We relish in all the firsts of our lives and appreciate all the firsts in this angel business.
Firsts represent new beginnings. We like new beginnings because they represent opportunities. Opportunities for smiles, learning, laughs, progress, and for moments. Making moments more meaningful are what we do first for you. Everything else is icing on the cake.
#firsts #cake #angelbusiness #makingitmoremeaningful
Happy New Year!! This is the time of year people make positive, productive changes they want to see in their lives or community. Whether it's including more fruits and veggies in the diet, recycling more, or volunteering. Today we're giving you a tip that comes with a bonus. Not only is it one that is beneficial for your health but it will also help our environment and natural resources.
Drink orange juice that only comes from U.S. produced oranges. Not in part, but completely. Some orange juice containers will say their orange juice comes from oranges in various countries. More often than not, these orange juice companies get their orange juice from oranges produced by depleting the rainforest. Drinking orange juice only from oranges that come from the U.S. ensures that the rainforest was not harmed. You can find out where the oranges came from on the bottle. If it doesn't say, put it down and don't buy it.
Not only are you helping the environment, you are also helping Made in the USA businesses. One national brand of orange juice that only gets their oranges from the U.S. is Florida's Natural. We buy their orange juice regularly. Indian River is another brand but they were bought out by a larger company last year so I'm not completely sure if they are still 100% U.S. grown. My local grocery store's generic brand lists that their oranges only come from Florida so I buy their brand too.
It only takes about 5 seconds to read the label in the store. Those 5 seconds could save some of the rainforest, help a Made in the USA company, and make sure you get orange juice that was produced here. What a win-win!
I raise my glass of Florida orange juice to you and say, "Cheers!"
#orangejuice #MadeintheUSA #localgrown #healthy