My home is filled with grown children now. My oldest daughter is married and we have two grandsons. One of our favorite Christmas traditions remains our beloved Christmas Family Devotions.
We start at the story of the Angel Appearing to Zachariah and move through the entire Christmas story. It is a delight every year to remember this precious story of miracles and love, to celebrate the Birthday that divided history in two.
The Christmas story never grows old.
However, these devotions are old.
I typed them up on an electric typewriter when the children were small. A few years later, we got our first computer and I printed them on our dot matrix printer. Years flew by. I sent them to Office Depot to print several copies because all the children could read. Soon, I was sharing these simple devotions with others.
When the children were little I made a Christmas Tree out of felt and nailed it to a big bulletin board each December. After devotions, the children would put little ornaments on the tree.
Along with Scripture readings, there are questions to discuss (including questions for little ones), carols to sing, and a fun activity or craft to do together.
The devotions start on December 16th and go through New Year's Day, but we often start at the beginning of December because it's hard to do them every single night.
There is an ultra-long devotion for Christmas Day. It is the story from Luke 2 with Christmas carols inserted throughout the passage, and ending with singing "Happy Birthday to Jesus."
My gift to you this Christmas: our family's Christmas devotions. Please enjoy them! You can download them at JoyfulandSuccessfulHomeschooling.com on our Free E-book Gifts Page.
I hope you will enjoy the timeless stories from Scripture with your family and create some beautiful Christmas memories.
God bless you and Merry Christmas.
P.S. If you are looking for a Christmas Unit Study to do in December, we have two available: Celebrate Christmas in Colonial America and Celebrate Christmas with Cookies Unit Study.