I feel like every year my husband and I are talking about how to make sure that Christmas isn’t all about getting the kids excited to open presents on Christmas morning, or about what they’ll be getting, and talking about all the overly priced toys that they want to get. It gets daunting to listen to that. I want my kids to be talking about services they can do, how to help others, how to be more like our Savior. I want to be creating a Christ centered Christmas and to let that sink deep into their hearts, to have an impact on them, and to have that eventually be far more important than what they open on Christmas morning. I want them to remember that Mary and Joseph were there with Jesus and they were loving and caring and had an incredible experience and opportunity to be His parents here for a short time.
I’m so excited that We get the chance to read this new book available at Deseret Book now!! It’s called A Christ Centered Christmas. I am in love with it!!
This is a Christmas book that will be a tradition for forever. Emily Belle Freeman goes through the various people that were involved in the birth of Christ. She shares her thoughts, what part of Christmas they remind her of, and help her remember Christ, and what lesson we learn from them. Each person has a little family meeting outline with a song, scripture, and something to talk about. Then, at the end of each lesson, you get to add that person to your nativity scene. I LOVE it. You could do one each day right after Thanksgiving, or right before Christmas. One a week, or one every few days. There are so many options. I think this is a book that will only add to family traditions and pointing ourselves and children to know how to remember Christ at Christmas!
What are some Christmas traditions you have that help your family remember that Christmas is really about Christ?