I am super excited to announce some amazing goodies coming your way! Keep reading for 3 special events!
Christmas is our family’s favorite time of the year. The excitement of trees & lights, presents & treats, and family & friends puts a smile on everyone’s face. But as our children grow, I find myself continuously looking for ways to slough away the “entitlement” attitude of today’s youth and replace it with a genuine love and appreciation for what Christmas is really all about. The media is buzzing with the latest gadgets and toys, and everyone is filling out their wish lists before we have even gotten through Thanksgiving. How are we as parents to compete with all of this?
I want our children to experience the fun and anticipation that writing letters to Santa, having the elf visit, and decorating a tree bring. That’s part of being a kid. There is something magical about the Christmas season it’s hard to deny, even as an adult. I know – and I long for my children to know – that this magic isn’t really magic at all – but it is very real and very present! It’s Jesus . It’s the presence and celebration of the birth of our precious Savior.
Two years ago, God laid a special message on my heart that eventually developed into our favorite Christmas tradition – and now a book to share with others!
To make a long story short, Santa sent us Elfie with a letter saying he (Santa) would no longer be keeping a naughty or nice list because he had come to meet Jesus and discovered what grace is. Our job is to help teach Elfie about this grace. What greater lesson could we teach our kids this Christmas, than the unconditional and unending love of Jesus Christ?
So in our little corner of the world, Santa just got saved! And it is now our job to disciple Elfie!
We then spend the 25 days of December leading up to Christmas reading through the life of Jesus, doing crafts, and participating in various giving and service projects. Each day, Elfie appears in a silly spot and brings us the scripture passage and all the supplies we need for each craft/project.
We place a big emphasis on trying to reenact or imagine what each scripture passage might have been like in Jesus’s time. It really makes the Gospel come alive in the eyes of our children. We also place a major emphasis on serving and giving to others.
Our favorite Christmas tradition, and now our story, can all be found in a short little book called A Gospel Christmas: Our Journey Connecting Santa And His Elf To The Story Of Our Savior. You can grab the book anywhere books are sold or via the link below.
Don’t go yet! I have some great goodies just for A Momma’s Joy Readers!
Looking for a little help walking through the steps over the 25 days of December? You asked for it – and now it’s here! Check out this FREE PDF How-To Guide to go along with the book!
More exciting news!
This year I am so pumped to be partnering with New Tradition Crafts to bring you a special discount on all of their Christmas advent sets. In A Gospel Christmas, we use the New Testament Unfinished Ornament Set as our special crafts Elfie brought each day. This set is the perfect pairing with the book and for a very limited time our readers can enjoy their best prices of the season PLUS a special discount! This amazing discount is only available between November 1-6th so be sure to act today! Click here or the image below to find out how!
Last but not least . . .
Between now and November 15th you can enter a giveaway for a FREE 25 Days of Christ ornament set of your very own! This would make an amazing addition to any Christmas tradition for your own family or as a gift. And as an added bonus I am throwing in a signed copy of A Gospel Christmas with some fun Christmas goodies as well! This giveaway is valued at almost $100! Enter today!
I am so excited to share this journey with you! Please comment below and let me know how you plan to use these resources and I would LOVE for you to share with a friend!