Ideas For A Christ-Centered Christmas
For some families, the actual reason for the season is often forgotten or downplayed with all the excitement and activities. Don't let that happen this year, with these fun ideas to keep Christ as the center of Christmas!
Plan something new for this December celebration that will not only keep the traditions alive but will also make all of you happy and excited to celebrate Christ's birth. Try the new ideas discussed here for celebrating a Christ-centered Christmas in your home.
Attend the Christmas service with your family at your local church. As you sing carols together, reflect on the true meaning of the season. Consider bringing some baked goods for your pastor and his family!
A Special Birthday Party
Take turns telling what gifts each family member is bringing to Christ for Christmas this year, whether it's a commitment to be kinder to others or a charity donation, this is a very powerful way to remember and share His love this season.
A Star, A Star
As you top the tree with a star this year, remember the significance of what the star means and why it is important - and share this with your children or family. Make a point to remember Christ's birth every time you see the tree and the star shining brightly atop it.
In addition to a Christmas tree, Christian families sometimes opt for a nativity display. As you set up and place each piece your family will be reminded of the true meaning for the season.
The First Christmas
Without the story of the very first Christmas, there would be no Christmas as we know it today. Don't forget to read stories of the first Christmas! If you are reading from the Bible, most families prefer Luke's version of the story. There are also many children's books about this holy night that tell the story in a more kid-friendly way.
Taking Christ's love as an example, draw your family in close this Christmas. Include more family fun activities and take a break from your regular gadgets to focus on one another. Play games or talk as a family, involve everyone in decoration and go for a holiday family outing in this fabulous festive season.
A great way to ensure Christ is the center of the Christmas holiday is to put Him first. Before any stockings are opened, gifts unwrapped or holiday meals consumed, say a prayer of thanks for His blessings and love. And above all else, thank Him for the gift of Christmas!