"Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven..." ~Lamentations 3:41
"Today gives us a chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars." ~Henry Van Dyke
"Up" things that we do around the holidays:
Look up...at the night sky on Christmas eve, looking for the lights of Santa's sleigh.
Lift up...our hearts and spirits by helping others (donating money, toys, clothes, food).
Dress up...get new clothes to wear for Christmas.
Stay up...try to stay up late on Christmas eve to listen for Santa.
Wake up...get parents up very, very early on Christmas morning
Open up...gifts under the tree (we take turns opening the presents)
Clean up...after opening gifts (try to recycle as much as we can).
Lighten up...enjoy the day, don't get stressed, have fun!