I like to change this shelf seasonally. I got the shelf at a garage sale for $5.00, took it apart spray painted it gold and green and put it back together again.
My sister Sharon gave me the idea to wake my children in the morning with hot cocoa once in awhile. She does this at least once each holiday, and has special holiday cups and trays for each one. Thanks for the idea Sharon. My children love it when I do this. I believe it is a way to make them feel loved.