Every year, families all across the world gather to celebrate Christmas. It’s a time we honor the birth of Christ, Emmanuel – God with us. As believers, our task is remembering the reason we gather. But, with all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday, remembering can be difficult, and the real reason for the season can easily be forgotten. Families have plenty of traditions, and if you find yourself struggling to keep Christ at the center of Christmas, try adding one of the following traditions this year.

1. READ THE CHRISTMAS STORY

This one is simple. Just open your Bible to Luke 2:1-20 and begin reading about how Jesus was born. Do this at the kitchen table before having a prayer for Christmas dinner, or just before everyone open gifts. The idea here is to show your family that Christ is the reason for the holiday, and honoring Him means putting Him first. This is especially fun when children begin learning how to read. You can let that child read the Christmas passage for everyone as a way of celebrating their newly learned skill as well.

2. GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION

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