There's also a movie made after this book called Christmas with the Kranks starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Anyway it got me to thinking...
thinking about all the money and time we spend during the holiday season. I'm not suggesting we skip Christmas but I do want to be more intentional about what I do and what I spend my money on. If it's stressing me out, I'm going to scale back or not do it. And for gifts, I don't want to buy out of obligation, I want to buy because I want to and it's something useful, not more clutter for the person I'm giving to. I'd like to DIY a few gifts and decorations, but at this point, I don't know if that will happen and I'm OK with it. I need to remember the real reason for Christmas. And it's not Santa and presents. I want to make sure my kids know that I love celebrating the birth of our Savior. And if I'm frazzled at trying to buy gifts, decorate, cook, clean, wrap, craft and the list goes on and on; the message of love for our Savior might not come across.
So this year among all the hustle and bustle of Christmas I want to focus on Jesus Christ, the true reason for the season.
We will start our advent calendar on Saturday, December 1st. I'm planning to incorporate a spiritual message along with each activity we do or treat the kids get.
What are you doing to remember the birth of our Savior this holiday season?
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