I am so excited to share our Christmas Service Idea today! I really want my family to get in the spirit of what Christmas is really about this month. I want my kids to feel the “True Spirt” of Christmas…not getting gifts (they don’t need), eating candy, elves, etc…all the cute stuff that is fun (and they will get a little of that), but focusing on helping and serving others will help bring “Christ” into our home.
Each day we will be choosing a “Service” idea out of our advent calendar. I’m sharing my ideas with you (28 ideas) but you can make this work for your family/community needs. I knew we needed this when I kept hearing “I want” & “I need.” I realized that this is a good year to teach my children to think more about our Savior and his example for us…& why Christmas is important to us.
Sharing my free Service countdown printables today. You can print the 8.5×11 sheet to frame or display…or cut the sheets into strips (like below) and embellish one end. I used glitter paper stars cut from my Cricut Explore. Add the strips to any advent calendar pockets. It’s fun for the kids to pull out a new service activity each day in December.
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Hoping all of you can feel the true spirit of Christmas this year!
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“Prayer in Action is Love, Love in action is Service.” -Mother Teresa
Beautiful image via www.hollytherobinson.blogspot.com