December is here! This is my favorite time of the year! I love the spirit and giving of the holidays and I love celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I may not be quite as excited as Buddy the Elf, but I do love everything about the holiday season!
I may have decked my halls a week early. For those of you who are against pre-thanksgiving decorations it we don’t need to argue but I love the spirit that fills your home when you focus on the Savior and his birth and how you can serve those around you. Its about being grateful and giving all season, which is something we both can agree on right!?!
I don’t know about you but I consider Halloween the start of the holidays. Between October 31 and January 1 we have so much going on! There is Halloween, my birthday, Little W’s birthday, Thanksgiving, family parities, work parties, and before you know it Christmas is here. I’ve looked at the calendar and in those 2 months we literally only have one open weekend. So I’ve spent this week Christmas shopping and making our Christmas cards! Already the days are filling up and I’m wanting to slow down and enjoy the holidays and its only December 1st!
To help slow it down this year and make a more Christ centered Christmas I decided to assemble an easy list of 25 activities that we can do as a family to help us remember the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus Christ.
A lot of these ideas are something you can do in less than 10 minutes but they will invite the spirit of Christ into your home.
I’m already looking forward to completing the items on this list. No longer will we wonder ‘what should we do tonight’ and come December 24th I won’t be saying ‘where did the month go?’. Ok I’ll actually still wonder where the month went. If I had it my way we would celebrate Christmas all winter long!
Take a look at this easy list to help you bring the spirit into your home this holiday season!
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A lot of the Christmas resources can be found on lds.org I’ve included links to the stared items above.
- First Presidency Christmas Devotional 2015 and links to some previous devotionals can be found here.
- Bible Videos about Jesus Christ
- The Living Christ
- The Atonement of Jesus Christ
If you love the Savior and like what you’ve seen above here are a few more Christmas resources that I have loved lately to help you focus on Christ this season. Enjoy!
A Savior is Born – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
This website includes videos as to why we need a Savior, what life would be like without Him, music links and ways you and others can celebrate the Savior’s birth with Social media.
This page includes great links to previous talks and sermons given by church leaders. If you are looking for some uplifting messages I would definitely check this page out!
Posted on the lds.org blog this page has great printables including gift tags, a Peace on Earth printable, and a customizable advent calendar (a lot of the ideas are very similar to the one’s listed above!).
These Christmas images are available for your use!
This page links to Christmas related videos produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That means there are Bible Videos, Mormon Messages, Mormon Tabernacle Choir performances, talks and devotionals, and more.
I hope you’ve found a few ideas to make your holidays more Christ-centered this Christmas!