Sunday, November 30, 2014

Letter from Gabe

Here is an example of the letter Gabe left this year. Please feel free to print and use it, or copy it, or come up with your own!

My sweet Tanner Boys,
Oh how I have missed you. I have been planning my visit for some time now, anticipating our preparation for the greatest celebration! Are you ready to Celebrate Jesus’ Birthday??  Oh I sure am!! Do you remember my story? Do you remember how I was there the night Jesus was born? What a glorious and beautiful night that was. Filled with wonder and joy and excitement!! And now I get to come and share those stories that time those experiences with you!  What fun we will have preparing for the biggest birthday of all, Jesus’ Birthday!   
I hope you will greet every day this Christmas season with great excitement; I have much planned for us. I brought along my star.  Do you remember this?  Do you remember the wise men. How many were there? 3 right!! Oh how they loved Jesus. They could not wait to see Him and knew He was the much anticipated King!! They wanted to get to Him, but they didn’t know where to find Him.  You know what our awesome creative God did? He put a big, bright, beautiful star in the sky and they knew they were suppose to follow that star.  You know what I brought you? I brought you your very own star. It is not as big, but isn’t it beautiful? Every day I am going to hide this star, do you think you can find it? Do you think you can find it every day this Christmas season???  When you wake up every morning come looking, come running, come with excited hearts looking for the star just as the Wiseman did!!
I brought you one more gift this Christmas season. This book will help me tell you the story of Jesus. Every night have your mom and dad read from this book. There are ornaments to hang on the special tree over by your door AND I also put yummy treats inside your Advent Calendar! I sure hope you enjoy them.
I have so much planned for you Tanner boys, I sure can’t wait to spend each and every day with you!  Take good care of me, and make sure not to lose me. I also love when you tell me stories, or play with me, I even love if you want to snuggle up with me or maybe just maybe I can spend the night in your beds!!!

Gabriel AKA Gabe

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