It’s officially December and our hearts and minds should be turning to Christ! Subscribe to Young Wife’s Guide via email to receive your FREE eBook instantly!
This is our second year offering this free resource to our readers! We spent many hours brainstorming (with some help from our parents) some excellent ways to bring the focus back on Christ this Christmas.
Christmas time can be such a fun time of year. Many families get to spend Saturdays in the snow playing. Others spend the cold winter nights indoors curled up with fun Christmas movies and hot chocolate. But if we are not careful, like most families, the real meaning of Christmas can be quickly lost. We exchange stories of Jesus and the shepherds for stories of Santa and his reindeer. We spend more time putting up our Christmas tree and decorations than we do teaching our children why Christ came to Earth in the first place. CHRISTmas can get lost among presents, decorations, and the fluff of the season. And in our increasingly consumer driven month of December, it’s getting even easier to lose track of the true meaning and we forget to teach our children!
Getting back on track this Christmas
As our twin boys turn 1 the day after Christmas, we are hard at work trying to figure out what it means to celebrate Christmas with the focus squarely on Christ and how to teach that to our children in the coming years. From the beginning of our children’s lives we want them to grow up knowing what Christmas is about. We don’t want their first thoughts and memories about Christmas to be about presents, Santa Claus, and Christmas trees. Instead, we want them to remember Christ’s birth, realize why He came to earth in the form of a man, and thank Him for His death. We want our kids to know what it means to be servant leaders, care for one another, and be able to teach others around them the true meaning of Christmas. None of this can be done if we don’t intentionally teach them from a young age what it really means to celebrate Christmas! There are many traditions from our childhoods that we want to use with our children to teach them about Christ. So please take a journey with the Balmet family this Christmas to rediscover what it means to have fun days, meaningful crafts, and joyful activities that the whole family can celebrate together to get everyone’s hearts and minds re-focused on the true meaning of Christmas this year: Our Lord and Savior!
Enjoy these 25 crafts, activities, and ideas to get the creative juices flowing in your household so you can encourage your entire family on to more Christ like attitudes and behaviors this Christmas season.
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