I know it is not quit November yet but the Christmas season is right around the corner. I just wanted to share what has become a huge part of our Christmas tradition in my home with you. From the time my children were born I wanted to be intentional with them about sharing my faith with them, and allowing our faith to form the traditions in our home. We choose to do Christmas differently and from the start of the season we begin talking about the real meaning of this holiday. A huge part of how we have done this is using the Truth in the tinsel program.
This program is for elementary aged children, and takes you through scripture daily telling the story of Christ’s birth leading up to Christmas. Each day has a verse and a project for the kids to do. Each project is an ornament to hang on the tree to help them remember the parts of the story.
I have found by the end even my youngest can talk me through the story of the birth of Christ by pointing out each ornament they made and telling me what they represent. This has been a great family tradition with fun memories, and a great teaching tool.