October, November, and December are such a whirlwind.
It so easy to get caught up in the busyness, the treats, the gifts, the parties.
None of this is wrong, but I truly think we need to be sure we are reaching our children’s hearts.
Moms, if we do not have a plan, our kids are going to get caught up in the holiday.
And MISS THE ENTIRE MEANING.
So we need a plan, a path, a way for us all to keep our hearts in the holiday.
I have created a plan to keep the heart in the holidays.
Here are 5 ways for each holiday to keep you and your kids’ hearts in Christmas.
#1 PICK A SERVICE PROJECT AS A FAMILY FOR THIS SEASON
Depending on the ages of your children, find a service project to do together.
Check them out and find something to do together!
#2 TAKE THESE CHRISTMAS MINI-CHALLENGES
These challenges are to increase kids’ faith and gratitude at Christmas.
Take a minute and check these challenges out. Click here.
Thank you Christianity Cove!
#3 START YOUR OWN WHITE STOCKING CHRISTMAS EVE TRADITION
I first saw this idea on Mothers Niche.
The idea is simple. You hang a white stocking on Christmas Eve. Everyone in the family places a gift to Jesus.
This is a note about goals for the next year. Maybe a service idea or a relationship that needs help.
The gifts to Jesus stay in the stocking and are pulled out the following Christmas Eve. After reflection, new gifts are added for this Christmas Eve.
#4 FIND SIMPLE, MEANINGFUL UN-BUSY IDEAS HERE
Do not get caught up in the Pinterest world of Christmas.
Grab a hold of an unbusy holiday season.
This will make it meaningful, pleasant, and much more enjoyable.
#5 COME UP WITH A THEME FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON
Set your crafts, activities, outings, and service projects all around this theme.
Check out the theme that MaryAnne from Mama Smiles used one December. She chose gratitude. And based the activities and outings for the month around the theme of gratitude.
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