A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
MAKING CHRISTMAS MEANINGFUL
Meaning of the Season
The Christmas season is called “Advent” which means “the coming of Christ the Messiah into the world.” The official season begins four Sundays before the holiday as believers prepare their hearts for the arrival of the Savior and celebrate the moment when “God with us” became literal reality. We celebrate more than a special child’s birth; we celebrate “Incarnation,” which means “God becoming flesh and living among us.” (Read John 1:14)
Create meaningful moments focused on the meaning of the season using one or more of these simple activities with your family during the advent season. If you don’t have a church home, we would love for you to join us for a special service.
SOME FUN IDEAS
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- Bake some Christmas cookies, decorate and take to a neighbor or friend with an invite card to the Christmas Eve service at church.
Have everyone in the family give a gift of time/service to someone else by wrapping it as a gift to give away. This could be a date night for your spouse or helping your child work on a project they have wanted to do together.
Make your own garland using strips of paper. Write or draw the things that you are thankful for on each strip. Staple or tape the strip of paper together to create your garland. Use it to decorate your tree or put over a door as a reminder of God’s many blessings.
Adopt a struggling family for the Christmas holidays. Try to choose children that are similar ages to your kids. Shop together to find the gift. Pray specifically for their family.