For Family Home Evening on Monday, we threw together an impromptu caroling party. Two days prior, we spread the word that any friends who wanted to join us for the festivities could meet us at our housing complex's community room. Everybody brought yummy soup to share, after which we bundled up and walked over to the retirement center next door. While I had called in advance to see if we could come, I started to get a bit nervous when no one answered the door. Fortunately, a kind man eventually let us in and we were able to carol for those playing cards upstairs. While our performance may not have been note-perfect, I think it nevertheless carried a bit of the Spirit of Christmas. These great-grandmas and grandpas seemed happy to sing along and smile at our little ones.
It's always more work than you expect to put together even a small gathering. The girls and I started to make candy cane reindeer to pass out at the retirement center, but unfortunately ran out of time. So, here's a picture of the herd, caroling a happy song on our kitchen table instead.