We absolutely love this time of year! The anticipation of Christmas and all that includes: family, decorations, amazing food and most of all, the celebration of Jesus birth. We have found that if we aren’t careful we get too sucked into the commercial aspects of Christmas with gift giving and forget about the true meaning and in turn our kids are also not getting the true meaning. This year we are making a conscious effort to make sure the focus stays on Jesus and serving others by participating in 25 days of advent that are service focused. We’d love to have y’all participate as well and let us know how it goes for you. This can be done simply printing out our list and completing the task day or it can be more extravagant by printing the list and cutting it into 25 strips and placing them in an advent calendar. The method doesn’t really matter, but the process does! We hope to teach our children and remind ourselves that Christmas is not at all about the gifts (thought it’s fun!) but really about serving others as Jesus served us.