Remember as a child cutting out strips of red and green construction paper to make a paper chain counting down the 25 days until Christmas? Why not ... more
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Create a garland of gratitude
Remember as a child cutting out strips of red and green construction paper to make a paper chain counting down the 25 days until Christmas? Why not create a garland of gratitude instead? Grab the scissors and construction paper and cut those strips of paper like old times, only this time get the family involved and write blessings on each strip of paper. When we take the time to count our blessings and reflect upon the goodness of the previous year, we experience true joy.
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When my son told me, "Mom, did you know the word 'Christ' is in Christmas?" last Sunday after church, I realized we had a situation. Hey, I'm down with celebrating jolly old Saint Nick and the presents he brings my kids in spite of their questionable behavior, but it seemed as though our family lost sight of the real reason for the season. Whether your family is religious or not, we can all take this holiday season to reflect, give thanks, and remember the importance of family. Take a look at 7 ways my family is choosing to remember that Christmas isn't just about the presents: - By Lori Garcia