Christmas Resources for Your Family to Help Keep Christ in Christmas

After our Santa discussion this week, it got us thinking – what resources are out there to help us focus our kids on the real meaning of Christmas? How do we center our kids, our families, and US on Christ this Christmas? 

So we made a list of what we personally use and what some of our mama friends use. This list is not meant for you to feel any guilt if you don’t do any of these suggestions; they are just resources if you are looking for ways to keep your family focused on Christ this Christmas.

FOR MAMAS

We have put together a devotional for busy moms to take a couple of minutes out of their busy day and focus on inviting God into their days. To get the devotional and save it to your phone, go here. We will be sharing more of what we are learning and how it relates to Christmas on our Facebook and Instagram pages starting on Monday!

MOVIES

BOOKS for KIDS

ADVENT RESOURCES

OTHER CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

EXPERIENCES TO TRY

  • Allow kids to have a nativity in their rooms. Let them choose a character and imagine what it was like when Jesus was born.
  • Make a Birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas and sing Happy Birthday.
  • Open up a new book for either the 12 Days of Christmas or the month to talk about the meaning of Christmas. (Use the suggestions of books above!)

OTHER FUN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

  • Give ornaments to each child that represents the year.
  • Make Fruit baskets for neighbors
  • Volunteer at homeless shelter
  • Go on a DIY polar express. Make tickets. Get together hot chocolate and snacks. And drive around in pajamas looking at Christmas lights.
  • Celebrate Saint Nicholas Day to teach children who St. Nick is.

 

 

A special thank you to the Hope MOPS Leadership Team for helping us compile this list. We’d love to hear if you’ve used any of these resources or if you have any additions to add! Please add it to the comments below! 👍

Disclosure

About Michelle Warner

The truth about me is that I love spending time with people–whether it be with moms in MOPS, students in writing camps, friends in my supper club, or family on our patio. And if you combine people and words, I am definitely in my happy place. One of my most favorite moments is sitting around a table with the people I love sharing deep conversations about life. Inviting people into our home and pulling out my fancy dishes invigorates me, though tackling the hand-wash pile in my sink does quite the opposite. (Sorry, Hubby. I’ll get to those soon!) I’m learning to enjoy the people in my life without feeling the need to prove myself or always make them happy. God continues to teach me that when I find what I need in Him rather than the perfectly-cooked chicken or the perfectly-timed word, I have a security that can’t be shaken. And that’s a good thing since my hard-working husband and I have two very determined little girls who keep us on our toes!

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