It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It is a time where we as a family purposefully do activities together. We create memories and carry on traditions. We are purposeful and prioritize time together with family and friends. The time around Christmas is one of my favorite seasons of the year!
Christmas also provides an opportunity for us to pause and remember the reason we can be filled with love, hope, joy and peace in a world that is full of hatred and confusion. It is a time to remember the precious gift of God’s son, Jesus. Jesus who came to earth as a man so that He could experience life as a human. He knows and understands all the emotions we are feeling, especially those felt around the holidays. He is ready and able to comfort, support, rejoice and celebrate with us.
As we gear up for all the holiday fun, make sure you take the time to plan out your week each week. Don’t let your schedule dictate your priorities. Look at your calendar for the next 4 weeks and figure out how to make family traditions and remembering Jesus the top priority for your family.
Here are some resources you can use to make your time together a little extra special.
Advent Guide: The reason for the season.
Christmas Family Selfie Challenge: All the activities, all the traditions! Capture each memory!
KC Christmas Lights Tour : One of our favorite Christmas traditions! Pile into the car to see the best lights KC has to offer!
Christmas Family Time– 10 Christmas activities to do as a family
Christmas Gift List – a planner for your gift buying (Updated Version)