Amid the long lists of people to visit, shopping to do, and a Santa on each corner, often the message of CHRISTmas gets lost in the busy-ness of the season.
Quite a few years ago, our family chose to simplify some of our Christmas "happenings" and focus more on Christ. We began reading through a fun and meaningful series of 3 books.
Arnold Ytreeide has written some wonderful Advent books that combine action-packed fictional stories set in the time of Jesus' birth with delightful, short advent readings for each night in December. These are written so well that Elmer and I have enjoyed each moment reading through them, too!
Each year, right after Thanksgiving, we would begin reading one of these three books:
for our family's regular evening worship time with Advent. These three stories fascinated our girls when they were younger (about age 7+), and now that they are in jr. high/high school, they still are enjoying the stories and Advent readings! (And so are Elmer and I...heh, heh!)
We simplified our gift-giving list; we actually decided to make fewer Christmas candies and goodies; etc. This year, we are decorating our home with our traditional Christmas decorations as well as these symbols of peace that my daughter, Kelsi, and I designed.
People have seemed to enjoy the free October Autumn PumpkinScripture printables we made for October, and the November "Leaves of Thanks" Scripture printables, so we decided to make some free printable Scripture decorations for December and CHRISTmas for you to enjoy!
(Email subscribers will want to click on the title of this blog post to view the graphics and to download the three pages of Christmas Peace for your use.)
If you would like to print out these 3 pages of CHRISTmas Peace for your own personal family use, or in your classroom or Sunday School class, just click on the page, below. White or cream-colored cardstock works well for printing these three pages. If you desire, feel free to laminate them for future use. Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family!
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