With the arrival of December, also comes the Christmas countdown of the 25 days of Christmas! Although many start their planning before then, December 1st seems like it officially gives the okay to begin the celebrations!
No other season quite brings the excitement and anticipation like Christmas does. This is all the more reason for believers in Christ to use these 25 days of Christmas to place our focus on Him!
There are so many ways to do this, but some do take a little preparation!
Christmas object lessons and Christian Christmas Activities can be woven into the 25 days leading up to Christmas to add Christ-focused meaning. Keeping Christ as the center of our Christmas celebration is also vital as we pass along our faith through Christmas traditions.
I love photos and truly believe that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words! So many on Instagram follow the “Photo-a-day Challenge” for each month. This year I want to do it with my focus on Christ using this “25 days of CHRISTmas” photo challenge!
Sara Mae’s booklet -More Than Candy – a 25-Day Christmas Countdown that Counts can help your family plan out activity choices for each of the 25 days of Christmas that center around things Jesus would do. This little booklet could be used as a Christmas devotional for your family that takes James 1:22 literally – “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
|The Manger Advent Calendar
By Vermont Christmas Company
Elegant Advent calendar features classic Nativity scene with 25 windows to open - one for each day of Advent; each window reveals miniature artwork and Scripture reference highlighting the birth of Jesus. Imported from England; easy to hang or display anywhere; measures 11" x 11".
The Bible is so important in helping us to focus and draw closer to Jesus. Use the following 25 days of Christmas Bible verses with objects to guide you each day in keeping the reason for the season as your main focus!
25 Days of Christmas: CHRIST-Focus Challenge
|Christmas Countdown: Creating 25 Days of New Advent Traditions for Families - eBook
By Margie J. Harding / Paraclete Press
Advent is the season of preparation for our King, who came as a child over 2,000 years ago. The shepherds and wise men followed a star and their hearts to visit this new baby and present gifts that demonstrated their love. In a world and time that easily robs us of this profound joy of renewal at every turn, Countdown to Christmas provides devotional times with Scripture readings, and music and food with other fun family activities. The book is tailored to help families prepare their hearts and homes for Christ's coming. Paperback.