Y'all!! Christmas is in about 2 weeks and I am so excited! Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, at least in my opinion. Some of you may not think so, though. For some of you, it may be the worst or hardest season of the year. But you know what, whether Christmas brings feelings of joy and excitement or pain and sadness, I think we can all find a reason to celebrate it.
Jesus. Yeah, I know. Jesus probably wasn't born on December 25th, but when was He born? If somebody can prove it was another day I'll start celebrating Christmas then lol. But we don't know! So we've chosen a time to celebrate His birth. It's really a time where people, whether they realize it or not, all come together to celebrate our Savior's birth. That's pretty rad. Even if you hate the lights and songs, you can love the fact that Jesus came to this earth as a little baby to save us. He is the reason for the season.
When we take the focus off of ourselves and put it on Jesus, the holiday becomes so much more meaningful. It doesn't matter if you love or hate Christmas. It's that way with every part of life! Jesus gives life meaning.
Christmas isn't really about the giving and receiving of gifts, although those are great things! It's about celebrating the fact that we have the hope of Jesus because He came to earth and died for us.
With all of that being said, I have some fun Christmas resources for you!
First off, some Advent Bible reading! To find out more about what Advent is, click here. Kristin describes it perfectly. I understand that it's not December 1st, but it doesn't really matter. You can catch up on the reading or you can just start on today's date. There really is no better way to prepare your heart than by reading Scripture.
I'm reading through Jenny's Little Bible Plan which I love, and also Kristin Schmucker's Advent Plan. I think you had to be on Kristin's mailing list to get the plan, so I can't share that with you, but I can share Jenny's! And it's awesome!
I printed it out and keep it in my Little Faith Book. Click on the image below to download your own copy!
Next up is a Christmas Spotify playlist! I LOVE music, and Christmas music definitely gets me into the Christmas spirit. I put together a playlist this year that combines both classic songs by various authors plus some new songs!
Also, some free printables!! I didn't make these, but I printed them out and love them. Printables are a cute and affordable way to decorate your room for Christmas. I hope you love them!
Names of Jesus- https://299g1a3vcdjm1yy65148dltz395-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/and-he-will-be-called-red1.pdf (I wanted to do these in a neutral color theme, so I printed this one in grayscale.)
Merry & Bright- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwqeaf6X_vNPcnNXVW8zeE1MVzA/view
Joy to the World- http://lilluna.com/joy-to-the-world-printable
I hope to write a blog post all about Christmas wrapping and card making soon, so be on the lookout! You can subscribe to this blog on the home page if you want. But you don't have to ;)
PS: Need some gift ideas? Check out Cambria Joy's Youtube video here.
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