1. Make Christmas cleaning and decorating a family project. Play some upbeat Christmas music and let the creative juices flow.
2. Set up an art station with colored pencils, markers, construction paper, and let your children make handmade Christmas cards for grandparents and family members.
3. Go caroling at a local nursing home. If your child plays an instrument that is easily carried (guitar, flute, violin), have them bring it along. This is a wonderful way to minister to the elderly and they enjoy it so much.
We can all too easily get wrapped up in the commercialism of Christmas. It happens without realizing it. We start our shopping and baking with the thought that this year, I’m going to take it slow and not spend to much. I’m going to be thoughtful of what it’s all about as the days go by.
Suddenly it’s December 22, and we wonder, “Where did all the days go? What have I done these past weeks, and did I stop even once to remember why I celebrate this season?”