Living Christmas

Christmas Candle

In American culture, we tend to put the Christmas cart before the horse!  Lit trees go up and carols start playing in stores right after Halloween.  By December 26, we’re fatigued by it all and start packing up all that’s Christmas-y.

NOT. . . SO. . . FAST!

Our Catholic faith invites us to a different approach. Advent offers a time for preparing our minds, hearts, and homes.  But come Christmas Eve, we pivot to celebrating.  We’re no longer focused so much on the future, as relishing the promise that is fulfilled. . . now. Emmanuel. . . God with us. . . has arrived!  This truth is so game-changing that a single day is not adequate to take it in and celebrate it.  Our Christmas joy spills over into a whole liturgical season all its own.

nullMaking Jesus Part of Your Christmas

A single page of practical ideas to make the Birthday-Boy central in your celebrations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

 

 

nullLiving the Christmas Season: December 25-January 9

A 3-page guide with family-friendly ideas for how to celebrate the Christmas season with intentionality, highlighting the various feast days from the Christmas Octave to the Baptism of the Lord.

 

 

nullChristmas Family Movie Nights

A list of some favorite Christmas movies along with some questions to get your family discussing the film afterwards.

 

 

 

nullMaking Room for Jesus

A tri-fold brochure of family prayers for all your Christmas traditions.  Before you put up the tree or bake those cookies, pause to invite Jesus into your family fun.  Print extras to share with friends!

 

Inclusion Lessons for Children with Disabilities

Are you looking for some inclusion lessons for the Christmas season for family activities or at faith formation sessions?  This is an opportunity for parents to share at a special celebration during Advent and Christmas.  These are simple activities to share the Nativity Story for a variety of learner needs which include fun multi-sensory activities.

The Shepherds and the Angels - matching

Jesus is Born - story actions and sound effects

Three Wise Kings - three gift treasure hunt

Christmas Sensory Bags - individual sensory bags to go along with the Christmas story

Christmas Story Characters - Nativity story paper characters

Touch and Talk Nativity Set - Textured Craft Sheet