Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Remember Christ during Christmas

"Be It Unto Me" by Liz Lemon Swindle

“Jesus is the reason for the season” is more often said than remembered. This Christmas use the following ideas to remember Jesus, for this holiday is in celebration of His birth.
  • Have each family member give a gift to Jesus by writing down a promise to do or not do something, such as helping more, being nicer to a sibling, or not lying. Keep the written promises in a wrapped box under the tree. On Christmas Day, New Year’s, or the following Christmas, open up the box and have everyone evaluate his or her improvement.
  • Set aside one night, such as Christmas Eve, as a holy night of reading from the scriptures the Christmas story and other stories of Jesus’s life and teachings. Sing together or play on an instrument the Christmas hymns.
  • Follow a scriptural advent calendar, reading a scripture about Jesus every night.
  • Involve the family in service: the Savior’s life was all about serving others. There are plenty of opportunities during Christmas.
  • Visit friends, bringing treats and singing holy Christmas carols.
  • Watch religious Christmas programs, pageants, and choir performances to remember Christ. Even better, participate in one.
  • Decorate your home with nativity scenes and favorite pictures of Jesus.


Becky said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. It's so important to remember the real reason of Christmas.

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