The count is on and it is 64 days till Christmas. What is Christmas like in your family? For us it is generally a time of family fun and yet it is such an opportunity to teach and confirm our family beliefs and values that these things play a big part as well. The thing I have found though is that it is easy to be swept up in the commercialism and traditions of the community.
A few years ago I prepared a workshop for a mums group to help us work through what we wanted for our families as we celebrated Christmas. I have since made this workshop available to others in the form of an e-book: Restoring the Heart, Mind and Soul of Christmas.
The workshop is divided into a short thought for you to read and then a worksheet for your brainstorming and decision making for that aspect of Christmas. The different aspects I address are:
- Remembering Christ in Christmas
- Symbols of Christmas, pointing to Jesus
- Family Activities
If we are intentional and put some pre-thought into our celebrations we can be assured that we will be using this time as we want to not as everyone else does and certainly not just because!
You can purchase your copy for $6.00AUD here.
Or if you have already used this workshop and found it helpful Id love to hear from you, please click here.