Christmas is all about love, fun, happiness, sharing, gratitude and all sorts of good things. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Christian or not, it is a holiday worth celebrating. It is that time when we gather as friends and family to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. This is the period when we reconnect with family and friends to share some love and make it a memorable Christmas. Some pointers to thinks about:
The most important thing about Christmas is the fact that it brings people together to share. During Christmas, you can spread joy, love, kindness by doing generous acts. It maybe you volunteering in an adult home, dropping some money in a charity box or anything worth doing to make someone else’s Christmas memorable and meaningful.
It is also necessary for you to tell your children the meaning and significance of Christmas. There is no better time for that to be done other than a Christmas holiday. You can read the chapters in the Bible around the birth of Jesus Christ – the Nativity Scene. This can be done with illustrations as well. You can get the necessary things that symbolises the Nativity from religious stores around your neighbourhood.
Christmas is a tradition that has been passed from generation to generations. It is your role as parents or guardians to pass this unto your children. It necessary for you to teach your children your family’s Christmas tradition at an early age. Don’t make them miss this moment. Read the Christmas stories to them, take them to movies or even act the Christmas story at home with them. Christmas is magical to kids and they need it. Checkout these 6 Christmas fun activities for kids.
It is during the Christmas period that most people have time to spend with others in celebration. For Christians, it is that time where they come together in the homes of friends and families to fellowship. You can choose some activities that you enjoy doing with friends and family. When preparing food, do think of the poor and needy. The sick also need some love, so you can swing by a hospital to share the warmth of Christmas with them.
You don’t need to be indebted because you want to spend Christmas. Checkout the story behind Christmas. It is a story filled with humility and sharing. The gifts offered by the three sages that visited Jesus may seem expensive. That is not the what we should have in mind. What matters is they gave what they thought is too precious for them. It was more of a sacrifice than the gift itself. Don’t give what you don’t have. There is nothing as good as having a stress-free Christmas. Rather than buy expensive gifts, maybe you make one yourself. Many people will appreciate more when they receive homemade gifts.
Christmas is a day that Christians have set aside to celebrate Jesus, the Son of God. It is necessary for us to celebrate this season with a grateful hearts. This can be done by us sharing with neighbours, the needy, the sick, friends and family.
“Merry Christmas” to all celebrating and “Happy Holidays” to those not celebrating.