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5 Clues to Put Christ Back into Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner and I confess! I’ve been troubled to see what has become of Christmas these days…Yes, it’s true!

In recent years the White House did not send Christmas cards wishing recipients a “Merry Christmas”. They hope you have a “happy holiday season”, instead.

In Massachusetts, the mayor of Somerville apologized for calling the party a “Christmas party” and reminded everyone it was simply a holiday party.

And in my own home town, the Office Depot clerk remarked on her headset they could not wish customers “Merry Christmas”. She went on to say, she could wish them “Happy Hanukah, Holiday, Kwanzaa” or whatever else!

I could go on and on, but I won’t. When I look around me and see how empty and commercialized Christmas Celebrations have become, I realize I need to watch out for my own family Christmas celebrations. I may not be able to change the world, but I can add purpose & meaning to celebrating Christmas in my home. I can be sure to keep “Christ” in the center of my family’s Christmas, and so can you!

Not only do I want to keep Christ in Christmas, I hope to spread goodwill to you. I know that you might really struggle with Christmas and the days leading up to it.

Do you ever have that empty feeling on Christmas Day around 3pm?
Is there just too much hustle & bustle before Christmas?
Do you run out of time during the Christmas season?
Do the days leading up to Christmas seem worthless to you?

How often do you find yourself saying:

I wish I knew how to change my family’s Christmas celebration so Christ is the center.
I wish I could actually enjoy the Christmas season, instead of being so stressed.

If you are sick & tired of all the commercialism around Christmas these days, I want to invite you to a free workshop called, 5 Clues to Put Christ Back into Christmas. This may be the most important online workshop you’ll watch this entire year!

Here’s why…

If you are sick & tired of all the commercialism around Christmas these days, I want to share with you some ways to help and this may be the most important online workshop you’ll watch this entire year! Including how you can put Christ back into Christmas this year.

Discover how to put Christ back into Christmas ... Jesus is the reason for the seasonTuesday, November 27, 2018
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Here’s just a small sampling of what I cover on this unique workshop…

  • How an ordinary family overcame the crass commercialism of America’s Christmas season
  • The 4 tips of reaching outside your family during the Christmas season.
  • The 3 steps to putting Christ and “His Story” into your Christmas celebration
  • Christmas around the world homeschool activities & ideas
  • The dangers of America’s current Christmas celebration
  • Symbols of Christmas & their Christian meaning
  • The biggest obstacles that stand between you and a meaningful Christmas season with your own kids
  • As many different ideas that I can squeeze into 70 minutes!

Don’t dilly-dally around or you’ll forget to reserve your seat and completely miss this workshop. Register right here…right now!

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34 Responses to 5 Clues to Put Christ Back into Christmas

  1. Crystal says:

    I’m confused. Your email and blog post says the workshop was for Tuesday, Nov. 14th @ 3p or 9p but my confirmation email says Tuesday, Nov. 29th @ 8p. What happened?

  2. Lisa says:

    We like to do a advent devotional each evening as we count down to Christmas. We have done a few but our favorite so far has been Ann Voskamp’s. This is how we keep Christ in Christmas as a family.

  3. Katherine says:

    I was blessed to attend an amazing Advent workshop three years ago at my church with 100 other amazing mommies. We all shared tips, tricks and resources for how to put CHRIST first for the kiddos. I still pull out my resources from that event yearly. Getting rid of hard core academic curriculum to focus on daily advent activities and a simple 2 week unit study those weeks before Christmas has allowed us to breath and enjoy the season. I was too stressed to breath before I just let go and let us enjoy the celebration of the season.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Katherine,
      I completely agree. With my own kids, I did not do school during December. Well, I did not do “traditional” school. We learned all through Advent and our activities. I’ll be sharing many of those on the workshop. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Lydia Joy Slater says:

    Since we try to focus on Christ as much as possible on a regular basis, Christmas is just more of an emphasis, but sometimes the busyness of everything can be a problem. Something that really helps is to NOT skip church services but go if you can, and go to the concerts that honor Christ and live nativities, etc.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Great idea. I agree…to not skip regular church services. Helps keep focus on Christ which is what the season is about anyway

  5. Sara Anderson says:

    We always do an advent study focused around Jesus and the Christmas Story.

  6. Dorothy says:

    Taking time to think about what we’re doing (not just about giving/getting gifts) and why we’re doing it (not just because everyone else is).

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Dorothy,
      This is so important. We live a “follow the crowd” society…even Christians. I also think it’s important that we talk to our kids about why we do what we do as a family…gives them a chance to start thinking critically.

  7. Jen F says:

    Looking forward to Advent devotional and helping my 5 year old learn how Christmas is about Christ. We are on a new journey and am excited to introduce him to new traditions!

  8. Amy says:

    I’m excited to hear your ideas! I struggle with this every year!

  9. Lori in NY says:

    We open one gift on Christmas Eve. I also like to read through the verses about Christ’s birth. 🙂

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Love reading Scripture each day. It’s the very simple things like reading Scripture that can help us keep focus on Jesus

  10. Debora says:

    My family puts Christ back into Christmas every year with a Jesse Tree. Beginning December 1st, we hang an ornament on our tree and read the corresponding scripture each day until December 25. The readings and ornaments begin with the prophecy in Isaiah 11:1 and end with Jesus’ birth. Please visit me on Etsy to see pictures of my ornaments (Pink Scissors Design on Etsy).

  11. MC says:

    My biggest trouble is sorting through my own emotions to help my family focus on Christ.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      The holidays can be very emotional for a wide variety of reasons. I pray that you are able to find “quiet” (if there is such a thing raising kids) and focus on Jesus each day…even 3 minutes to start the day.

  12. Serena says:

    My biggest problem during the Christmas/Advent season is that I am very much a checklist person. I need things to happen in order and complete a task before I move on. My third child’s birthday is a week before Christmas. I have a hard time focusing on Christmas things until her birthday is over.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Serena,
      I’m not walking in your shoes, but understand a bit. My son’s birthday is Dec 30. Since it’s after Christmas, we are able to focus more on Christ.But I want him to have a special birthday and there’s a lot activity leading up to it. Checklists…oh, no! They are helpful but can hold me captive at times. Over the years of raising my kids, God taught me to focus on relationships instead of projects. Not easy when I like to cross off things on my checklist. I will pray God gives you freedom from your checklist.

  13. jackie says:

    We lost 2 family members last year around Christmas. My husband’s favorite Aunt the Sunday before Christmas Eve and my 42 year old son 13 days later in a Auto accident. Although the accident wasn’t his fault some things were said that were said to make people believe that it was his fault. I am having a hard time with the Holidays this year and it is not fair to my other 2 children.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Jackie,
      I still pray for you every once in awhile…when it comes up on my prayer list. Although I can’t imagine one of my kids dying, I have watched my brother walk through the death of his 24 yo daughter a couple years ago. Holidays are difficult…so true! I will pray especially for this holiday season for you & your family.

  14. jackie says:

    Kerry:

    Thank you for your prayers. Because we are Messianic Jews we will probably put emphasis on Chanukkah. We will have a quiet Christmas and Celebrate it as the Day we celebrate JESUS’ Birthday. We may give at least one present to each other but it will be more What can we give to Jesus to make him Happy on the day we celebrate HIS Birthday.

    Love
    Jackie

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Jackie,
      I think it’s awesome that you are Messianic Jews. What a heritage. Thanks for sharing how you will celebrate.

  15. Jodie Moss says:

    I cant wsit to donthis, im finding christmss each yesr is becoming more snout gifts than christ. I oove celebrsting and decorating, baking but want god to be the centre of itm

  16. Pamel Richardson says:

    My biggest struggle during the holiday season is dealing with fatigue and feeling time pressure.

  17. Georgia Stapleton says:

    My biggest problem during Christmas is the pressure to buy gifts for everyone. I feel pressured into things instead of sitting back and relaxing.

    • Kerry Beck says:

      Georgia,
      You are not the only one. Many of my readers have said the same thing, especially the problem of relaxing and enjoying/celebrating Christmas. I hope you can join my workshop today.

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