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Read the Christmas Story

One of the simplest things we can do to put the true meaning of Christmas at the center of all our activities is to read and reflect upon the original Christmas Story in the Gospels. Set aside ample time in your Christmas gatherings to go over the Biblical story of Jesus’ birth (found here). Ask family members to share the word or phrase that stands out them as you read the story.

Christmas Movie Chats

Movies shape our imaginations and beliefs in powerful ways. Reflecting on the themes in certain films can drive faith discussions and help connect family members. These movie chats are perfect for the Christmas season! 

Many families gather together on Christmas day to celebrate and spend time with one another.  This year, many of us have had plans change and traditions put on hold. 

Below are some ideas for a few new traditions that can help you find joy and hope in the true meaning of Christmas this year – even if you’re staying close to home or not able to celebrate with the loves ones you usually do.

Make and light a Christ candle

If your family has enjoyed lighting the Advent wreath, extend the practice by making a Christ candle. Purchase a large white candle and decorate it with the chi rho (the first two letters in the Greek word for Christ) along with the year. Place it in the center of your Advent wreath and light it throughout the Christmas season as a reminder that Christ is the light of the world (John 1).

Chi Rho

Advent @ Home

Advent Prayers & Reflections

Advent Wreath Prayers

Reflections for Various Life Seasons

Lock Screens & Wallpapers

Want to be more intentional this Advent?  Give your cell phone an inspirational makeover with these Advent images designed to fit as a lockscreen/phone wallpaper.  Give yourself a little reminder to pause and pray each time you pick up your phone.

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