A pearly frost on the windshield, a sale on turkies and cranberry sauce at the grocery store, and Christmas wish books in the mailbox. Can you feel that sweet mid-November change? Do you see the lights being strung in the windows of little shops? Have you begun dusting off your grandma’s recipe for sweet potato casserole? The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving feasts will soon give way to the Christmas merriment. The calendar squares will become full of my scribbled handwriting and I just don’t want to miss Him. I want more of Jesus in this Christmas.
More than anything, I want more of Jesus for their Christmas. They are only little for a short while. God has entrusted me with these precious children and we have this one season to build a family culture–one season to pass on our traditions, values, and the most meaningful truths of our hearts and home.
May we be so present in the raising of little hearts and the nurturing of young minds. May our family culture be one that teaches the goodness of God in every passing season. Especially this Christmas?
Father, may they hear more of Your love for them. May our homes be evidence of Your faithfulness from generation to generation.
My family is adding a new Christmas tradition this year and yours can, as well.
The Christmas Star From Afar is a game that celebrates the truest, most sacred meaning of Christmas.
Help your children reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas as they take part in this family game throughout the Advent season!
Set up the nativity. Parents, hide the star each evening for children to find each morning! Once your children have found the Star, move all Three Wise Men to the location of the star. (My star will also be hiding with our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy. My theology is usually a bit better than this, but I like Christmas with both elves and nativities. I may love Christmas to a fault, but I digress.) Have fun and get creative with the star’s location. I think our children will enjoy moving the wisemen each day to follow the star as it moves closer and closer to the nativity! Repeat the game this way for the month of December leading up to Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve, place the star on top of the nativity stable. On Christmas morning, the children will move the Three Wisemen to the nativity scene to find their King, Baby Jesus! What a sweet way to remember our Savior each day of Advent as we build anticipation for the most sacred Christmas yet!
Join my family’s new tradition! Star From Afar has graciously offered each of my readers, that means you, an exciting offer! For the next five days, each of you will get 10% off your online purchase at www.StarFromAfar.com. Simply visit Star From Afar and enter promo code LETEVERYHEART.
The promo code is active for 5 days only, from November 15- Nov 19th! I’m so happy to partner with Star From Afar to extend this opportunity to your families, as well.
That isn’t the only kind offer from Star From Afar, sweet friends. There’s more! One winner will be picked at random to receive a free Star From Afar Kit: Book and Wooden Nativity Set in the mail! You may participate in the giveaway by following these instructions:
1) Subscribe to my blog by entering your email address on the homescreen.
2) Like my page, Let Every Heart here on Facebook!
3) Comment on this Facebook post with the words: Star from Afar!
The winner of the giveaway will be announced on the facebook page Friday morning, November 18th at 9:00am Central Time.
May the memory making begin!
May there be room in our schedules for the celebration of His birth. May tiny hearts be filled with wonder of Him as tiny hands hold wooden nativity pieces. May every one of us prepare Him room in our homes and at our tables this Christmas. May the joy of Christmas fill your family. May we pause often this December to reflect on Jesus.
May every heart prepare Him room.
From my home to yours,
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