9 or 10 years ago I got a great idea to take all the widows and widowers in our ward (the people we go to church with) dinner. I love creating opportunities for my children to experience the “warm and fuzzy” feeling that comes from serving. I also like to be creative and make it a fun memorable experience. I’m not sure how or why I thought of singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas but I did. We changed the “Happy” to a “Souper” New Year and that was it, the beginning of a Christmas Tradition.
I still remember the first time we went, the kids were nervous. They didn’t want to sing and nobody wanted to hold the soup and hand it over to the recipient as we sang “Souper”. A bribe could have taken place, but I can’t remember exactly all I know is that no more than 3 houses into it the kids were fighting over who got to hand over the soup. They all wanted to be the lucky giver of the goods.
There have been many, many “Cheek Pincher” jokes. I mean, what do you expect when you’re visiting old single ladies?
This year, I figured I would be delivering the soup with Trey and Emmitt as my only helpers. The big kids are just so involved in other things that knew it was very unlikely they’d be around to help. So I created these cute printables to go with the soup. (I wasn’t sure that the 3 of us would be able to sing all that great.) As it turned out, the girls came home just in time to help but I think the printables added a nice touch anyway.
If you would like a copy of the printables just click the “Download” button and print.