When I talk with friends, one common theme many of us bring up is the desire to make sure Christ is at the center of our Christmas celebrations. It might seem obvious that he should be our focus as we wouldn’t even be celebrating Christmas if he’d never been born. But, it is so easy to get caught up in the trappings society thrusts upon us so that by the time Christmas roles around we are exhausted and just thinking about what is coming next.
Of course, there is nothing that says we can’t enjoy traditions that help to bond our families and point our eyes towards the reason for the season.
This title is filled with ideas to build those precious memories of holiday time with your family and friends. You’ll find some stories from their own family (e.g. Ornament of the Year) as well as crafts and recipes sure to make your Christmas both enjoyable and memorable.
I’m already dreaming of making Granny’s Christmas Tea to enjoy during these cold days of winter. And, I think the boys would love making Whoopie Pies using the recipe in this book. On the baking end of things, I love the spreadsheet they’ve included listing all the ingredients in a manner that you can plan for how much flour, sugar or other common ingredients you’ll need to have on hand. The Christmas Eve menu builds on those baked goods and has me eager to plan something more special for our family this year. They even have you covered for Christmas Day when it comes to food.
Topics such as Santa Claus and Christmas gift giving are covered as well. I have to admit that there are times I almost wish we didn’t ‘do’ Santa Claus in our house. And, I am working hard with the boys to remove emphasis off the idea of everyone getting ‘wonderful’ gifts. Both of these topics are difficult to manage in our secular society where we are bombarded by ads implying Santa will bring you anything your little heart desires.
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Disclaimer ~ We were sent Christ Centered Christmas in ebook format to facilitate this review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are our own.