Santa, reindeer, candy and gifts are great!
But, they are not the most important thing about Christmas.
How can you help your family keep Christ in Christmas?
Try these 7 best ways to help your family keep Christ in Christmas this year!
Help your family keep Christ in Christmas
“Let us make Christmas real.
It isn’t just tinsel and ribbon, unless we have made it so in our lives.
Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.
It is happiness because we see joy in people.
It is forgetting self and finding time for others.
It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.
It is peace because we have found peace in the Savior’s teachings.
It is the time we realize most deeply that the more love is expended,
the more there is of it for others.”
First: Remember Him
As you have heard, the Savior is the “reason for the season”.
But it is very easy to lose focus and let the season turn worldly and greedy.
Take time this season to talk about what Christmas is really all about.
Start here for great ways to help your family keep Christ at the center of you holidays.
And make sure you pick up my gift for you at the end of that post.
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Second: Follow Him with service
The Savior’s whole purpose is to serve other people because He loves Heavenly Father.
So, this season is a great time to help your family develop the Christlike attribute of service.
Are you looking for ways to help your family follow Him?
Here’s a fun way to involve the all ages in your family in Christlike Christmas service.
P.S. Don’t miss the FREE “Light the World” service calendar for kids at the end of that post!
Third: Give like He gives
Christ gives thoughtfully, generously and with great love.
At Christmas we give and give and give, but do we give the way Christ does?
This season is a great opportunity to talk about giving in Christlike ways.
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And read to the end of that post for FREE Christ centered gift tags from me.
Fourth: Develop gratitude to keep Christ in Christmas
How easy it is to get wrapped up (no pun intended) in the fun of receiving and forget the giver.
Gratitude is a joy in itself that can be learned.
Here are 3 essential tips to help you succeed in teaching your children the joy of gratitude.
Hint: Look for the FREE Christ centered thank you notes you can print from that post.
Fifth: Set the tone
Don’t you love the feeling of sitting in a quiet dark room, getting lost in the twinkle of Christmas tree lights ?
During the hustle and bustle of the season, take time to create a peaceful environment in your home.
Try these ideas.
For a special Christmas treat, I added David Archuleta
and the Tabernacle Choir’s and orchestra’s moving video of “Silent Night” as a gift to you the end of that post.
Sixth: Have traditions
Great family traditions during the holidays can be as heartwarming as sitting in front of a crackling fireplace.
Use great Christ centered traditions to help bind your family together.
Here’s a glorious feast of 100 Christ centered Christmas tradition ideas.
Last and funnest: Enjoy Christmas like a child!
Excitement and anticipation,
Maybe we can learn a few things from our children?
That is to say, you can soak in the joy of the season through children.
You deserve it!
Find out how here.
Keep Christ in Christmas
In short, Christmas can be “the best of times” or “the worst of times.”
There are many things you can do to ensure that Christmas will be filled with the Spirit of Christ.
I hope with all of my heart that these thoughts and ideas will help you bring Christ more fully into Christmas for your family.
What you are doing is so important.
A heart felt Merry Christmas from me to your family.