Monday, November 21, 2011

Putting CHRIST back into Christmas with The CHRIST Book

I had a different post planned for today, but I’ve been having trouble with my blog today, so we are going to take a step back in time instead. Plus a lot of you might not have been here the first time around. I originally posted this last year about this time and had a great response, then recently I’ve been getting lots of emails from you guys about it and seeing it all over Pinterest, so I thought it would be a good idea to share it again.

Several Christmases ago, my sister-in-law made my mom and dad this neat book, called "The Christ Book". Once I glanced through it, I knew I wanted one for my family as well, so I went about making that happen. This is the cover that another sister-in-law and I made.


It starts off with a table of contents and each day you have a different topic. There is a short explanation, the scripture(s) that pertains to that explanation, a picture from the Primary 1 and 2 picture packets, and a song.


It literally only takes about 5-10 minutes each night, and it is a great way to teach your children to remember Christ each day throughout this Christmas season.


If you want one of your own, here is what you will need:


- Binder to put it all in
- Cover image (download here and print off as an 8x10)
- Main printout (download here - this includes the table of contents and all the topics, explanations, and scriptures)
- Second printout (download here - the title page, one song, and a picture)
- 39 clear plastic page separators
- Primary 1, Picture Packet only
- Primary 2, Picture Packet only
- Printouts of the songs below (click on song):




**I also have a burned CD that has all the songs on it so we have accompaniment since no one in our house plays the piano and singing A Capella would be a bad idea. However, I couldn't figure out how to upload the CD for you to download. Sorry.**


Once you have all of those printed off, locate the table of contents and assemble the book in the order listed.
We usually do one topic per day, beginning in December. There are only 17 topics, so sometimes we will do two or three a day, depending on the topic, then we can get through the entire book twice before Christmas. Sometimes we spend more than one day on a topic, so we can discuss it a little more in-depth with our children. Feel free to use this book however you would like, to fit the needs of your family. May you all have CHRIST in your homes this holiday season and throughout the year.

10 comments:

  1. We need more posts like this before Christmas... it seems everything is about spending money! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very nice! It's nice to know that other folks think of why and in whom we need to celebrate the Holiday season's and each and everyday. Life is so hard for so many folks these days! I don't know how they get through life without knowing that God is real, and he is able to do all things. I know it's the only thing that keeps me going! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  3. Thanks for sharing! This is so nice! :0)

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  4. Thank you for this! What a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior. We will so enjoy doing this with our five children.

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  5. Good Morning, Tam.
    Good for you. These traditions are so important. You will be rewarded for your efforts. When my kids were little, we had a little nativity set that was little kid friendly and both of my kids grew up playing with it. I taught them both to recite Luke 2 at a very young age. It was unbelievably delightful to listen to two and three year olds recite such a large piece of scripture. Now that they are all grown up, 18 and 24, they still make sure they know the passage. All of their friends who visit on Christmas Eve make sure they know it too and they recite it all together for me. Joy.
    Merry Christmas.
    Darcey
    xxoo

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  6. Love this idea! Do you have to purchase the picture packets? I am so excited to make mine!

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  7. I can't find the song "We Three Kings of Orient Are" where did you print it off at?

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  8. Wonderful! Thank you so much. Merry Christmas! :)
    -Julie

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  9. where do I find the picture of Mary visits Elisabeth. I have my book complete except for this picture. Thanks I love it:)

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