As you know, Christ is the “reason for the season”.
But it is very easy for your family to lose focus.
It’s not difficult to let your Christmas season turn worldly and greedy.
Here are 3 inspired ways to keep the Savior at the center of your family’s Christmas.
*** Plus, don’t miss my Christmas gift to you and your family at the end of the post***
If you desire to find the true spirit of Christmas and partake of the sweetness of it,
let me make this suggestion to you.
During the hurry of the festive occasion of this Christmas season,
find time to turn your heart to God.Howard W. Hunter
The fun cheerful atmosphere with Santa, gifts and candy is not bad.
It’s just not what Christmas is really about.
You can give your family so much more!
Help your family remember Christ and His humble birth more this season with these three ideas.
Holiday joy for your children
3 ideas to help you focus your family on Christ this Christmas
- Steer holiday music towards Christ
Make sure your kids know “Silent Night” just as well as “Jingle Bells.”
There are so many resources available to help you find great music.
Have you looked at the “Children’s Songbook“?
How about all of the other resources available in the Music Library?
And don’t forget the spectacular Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square!
They do Christmas music better than anyone.
- Point out the symbolic meanings of Christmas decorations to your family.
You know that the twinkling star on top of your tree is symbolic of the star of Bethlehem that guided the wise men to the Christ child.
Do you children recognize that symbol as well as you do?
How about the symbolism of candy canes, gift giving, evergreen Christmas trees or even red and green holly?
You might even learn something if do a little research.
Here’s a link to make it easy.
- Start a tradition: Make December a Christ centered Christmas story month
Do your kids love bedtime stories?
To help your family remember Christ this Christmas, tell stories that bring the true Spirit of Christmas into your home.
Here are more than 70 free, Christ centered, child oriented Christmas stories.
Your family will love Christmas even more if it’s centered on Christ
It is wonderful if the holiday season is filled with love, peace and the Holy Spirit.
If Christmas encourages generosity and joyful giving, that’s all to the good.
But if your family remembers that Christ is the true reason we celebrate, then things can only get better.
Take the time this season to thoughtfully and gently redirect the minds and hearts of the people you love the most.
What a wonderful gift that will be!
“We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ,
we prophecy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies,
that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.”2 Nephi 25:26
And speaking of gifts.
Here is my gift to you and your family.
I hope it brings you and your loved ones more of the true spirit of Christmas.
May your Christmas season be warm, bright and joyful!
And may you have success in helping your family remember Christ this Christmas.