Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Christmas Tradition

Tis the Christmas season!! (fa la la la la, la la la la) That means candy canes, gift bags, hot chocolate, snowflakes, Christmas lights, music, shopping, cards, and trees.

In the midst of all that Christmas-ing, it's easy to forget that it's not about all those little things...

So what to do? How to make Christmas about Christ, without missing out on all the fun of this joyous holiday season? (because let's be honest, who doesn't love presents and carols???) Well The Husband and I decided to come up with some new traditions (as this is our first Christmas as marrieds).

So the first tradition we've decided to put in place is this:

24 Days of Service. The idea is to keep our focus on the real reason for the season by doing at least one act of service a day for the month of December (preceeding Christmas day). We put a chart on the fridge:

and each day that we meet our goal, we check off the day and write in what that day's service was (you know, so we can go back in years to come and remember these things).

If you look closely, you can see that the first day isn't marked (you see, the idea came to me on the 2nd, so we'd already missed a day). In years to come, I think I'll come up with a cuter and more Christmas-y chart. But there you go. Our first Christmas tradition as a couple.

PS this many acts of service in a row will require some creativity. Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. I think it might be cute if you did a sort of advent calendar with pieces of scrapbook paper or maybe fabric you could write your service on. This girl does something similar only they do a fun activity each day. Love the idea btw, I think it's a great way to bring the spirit.