Santa. Rudolph. Frosty. The elves. There’s no shortage of colorful characters to capture a child’s heart this time of year. But what about the One who started this whole Christmas business in the first place?
Where does he fit in?
If Jesus is just another character in our holiday festivities, it’s time to examine our own hearts as parents. In my house, I want to make Christmas matter. I want it to both signify and celebrate the foundations of my faith.
Too many people today argue that Christmas magic is created in the make-believe. I say it’s found in the real deal. Highlighting Jesus as the focal point of Christmas can be a whole lot more fun than Santa and his elves. Don’t believe me? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Over the next several weeks, we’re going to discover some simple and meaningful ways to plant Jesus into his rightful position as the center of our Christmas fun. Special “Make Christmas Matter” posts will be featured here every Wednesday from November 26 to December 24 (in addition to your usual Monday mom encouragement). Plus watch for a bonus introductory message on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
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Please spread the word to friends and family! Together we can reclaim Christmas for Christ—in our homes, our families, and our hearts.
Are you ready? Let’s Make Christmas Matter. Blessings from my household to yours!
Nov. 25: Christmas Gift Idea Exchange
Nov. 26: Advent Calendars and Countdowns
Dec. 3: Nativity Scenes
Dec. 10: Acts of Kindness
Dec. 17: Birthday Cake for Jesus
Dec. 24: Your Gift to Jesus
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