Making Christmas Meaningful
I have always said that I won't think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I like to handle one holiday at a time. Well guess what, I'm talking and thinking about Christmas and it is only November 1st! December is a very busy month for our family. We have multiple birthdays plus many Christmas activities. For the past couple of years the month of December hasn't been much fun for me. I find that I'm always trying to plan something at the last moment to try to make the season special or wishing I would have done this or that. I tend to be a little frazzled and you know what, that's not the memory I want my kids to have of me when they think of Christmas. This year I thought I'd go about it differently. I want to have my December game-plan before December hits. I want to create some intentional, meaningful memories this Christmas Season. I want to pass on to my children what I believe the true meaning of Christmas is---celebrating the Savior's birth. I want to help combat the "gimmees" and "I wants" by instilling the desire to serve others and giving them opportunities to do so.
Making Christmas Meaningful Schedule:
Organization - contains free Family Traditions Notebook Printables
Books/Music - contains free planner page
Nov. 29 Gifts/Acts of Service
Other Christmas-Related Posts:
Christmas Photo Cards
Craft & Cookie Party
Printable Gift Tags
Homemade Sugar Scrubs
Imagine Christmas -- Free Nativity Cards
Birthday Party for Jesus
Trinity Snowman Celebration
Here are some ideas for each week:
How do you plan your holiday? Do you plan your holiday? Any tips, tricks, helpful hints to make the holiday season go smoothly?
Books and Music:
Do you have any special books or music that have become a part of your Christmas tradition? How do you use them to make the season meaningful? Do you do any special Christmas units?
Any crafts that help teach about the Savior's birth?
Good memories are often made around food. What are some of your best holiday recipes?
Gifts/Acts of Service:
Any creative gift ideas? How do you combat all the commercialism? How do you share the meaning of Christmas with others?
Feel free to add the button to your blog and join me in brainstorming and sharing ways to focus on the Savior during this Christmas season.