It’s time for Day 4 of our Flash Christmas Planning Challenge: Things to Do.
For this day’s challenge, I encourage you to sit down with your family and think about what makes Christmas special for you. It’s so easy to get caught up in the stress and busy-ness of the season. After the last present is opened, you’ll probably not care that you didn’t get that hot toy of the season or that you didn’t go to one more party.
So think about it: what are the things that make your Christmas a joy?
This form is also a good place to keep track of any crafts or handmade presents you want to make.
Download your free printable Things to Do planner.
Frugal Christmas Inspiration
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some ideas that don’t cost a lot but will build family memories.
- Serve others together as a family
- Attend a Christmas Eve candlelight church service
- Decorate your house
- Make some handmade ornaments for your tree
- Drive around to look at Christmas lights
- Play Christmas carols on Pandora
- Serve hot chocolate with marshmallows at breakfast
- Read an advent devotional every day with your family (we are using this one)
- Send Christmas cards (Tiny Prints has some amazing designs at excellent prices)
- Countdown to Christmas with an advent calendar
- Unwrap and read a different Christmas book every day
- Participate in Operation Christmas Child
Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ birth.
This truth is often overlooked in the world. I encourage you to work toward making your Christmas about celebrating Jesus. I know that when I keep my focus on Him, I am always greatly blessed. I pray the same for you.
We’ve all got to have our priorities.
When I asked my kids about their must-do Christmas activities, their answers revolved mostly around sledding, igloo building, and snowball fights. I guess they are expecting a blizzard I’m not sure if the weather is going to comply, but if it does, we’ll be prepared. And if not, well, I’ll take a cozy afternoon next to the Christmas tree any day, thankyouverymuch.