We’ll be featuring some of our favorite things if you need Christmas gifts/activities ideas.
(Disclaimer: Affiliate links are in this post. We personally own and love the things we recommend. We are in this season where we are trying to live more simply, so we know that if you are in the same boat, it is sometimes hard justifying buying anything else! Norm and I have many wonderful memories from our childhood, and with our family now, that don’t involve “things” and “stuff,” because we just enjoy being together. But gifts seem to just happen during the holiday season (and birthdays too), so we want to share some things that we like having in our lives. Any purchases made using the links will give us a percentage to use toward gifts for our sponsored children Solissa and Lucnise. Thank you!)
Truth in the Tinsel – As we prepare for a somewhat busy season of the year, the parties, meal prep, gifts, decorating, etc., can be overwhelming enough that you don’t want to think about adding an extra task to your to-do list. It might be December 25th by the time we realize that we haven’t even talked about Jesus as we are celebrating the day of His birth! The gifts and cookies are fun, but I would love for my kiddos to also remember why we have this holiday at all – Jesus! Enter, Amanda’s ebook, Truth in the Tinsel! There are 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, and other activities, that point us to Jesus as the reason for the season. If you don’t have time to do the ornament crafts, there are Printable Ornaments available. You can also purchase this ebook in Spanish (La Verdad en el Oropel). For tips on how to use Truth in the Tinsel with your preschooler(s), check out THIS POST with a great video by Amanda. If you would like to purchase for church use, there is also a Church Curriculum. It is sure to be great with Amanda’s background and involvement in children’s ministry.
**Amanda is offering an ebook coupon code to our lovely readers. When you check out, just type in JOYCE20 to get 20% off the ebook! (code expires on Christmas)**
This is recommended for kids from preschool through elementary school.
What are some of your favorite things? Any recommendations for great Christmas gifts?
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