For this (2016) Christmas, Mormon.org has released the #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas campaign. Through this campaign, we are invited to do things that Jesus Christ also did as He served others, and by so doing we will each #LIGHTtheWORLD and help achieve the charge Christ gave His disciples when He proclaimed “Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14).
Starting on December 1st, there will be a worldwide day of service, and then for 24 days following, Mormon.org has identified 24 more Christ-like behaviors (each behavior is assigned a day), and we are given suggestions of various things we can do each day to emulate that Christ-like behavior. Imagine how we this will impact our Christmas season as we seek to be like Christ each day in December!
We, at The Red Headed Hostess, have made the following (FREE) items to help you, your family, or those you teach #LIGHTtheWORLD this Christmas. Be sure to share your experiences on your social media accounts and use the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD.
(Be sure to check out these other free kits made by other designers HERE. You can easily use multiple kits to help your family #LIGHTtheWorld together!)
Perfect for groups! Give each person a 25-day mini journal and invite them to record what they did each day as they #LIGHTtheWORLD.
Each day has an illustration and explanation of one of Christ’s behaviors, with ideas of things they can do.
Give with a .99 cent chocolate advent calendar (found at many grocery stores) and explain that they can have a chocolate each time they write in their journal!
This mini journal prints four days per page.
This is just like the mini journal except it prints a full page for every day. This is perfect for individuals or for families who will fill out each page together!
This set of posters has an illustration of each of the 25 Christ-like behaviors we can emulate as we #LIGHTtheWORLD.
Sit down with your family at the beginning of the month and make a list on the back of each poster of things you can do as a family, or individually, to emulate that behavior. Then each day, hang that day’s poster on your fridge or set in a photo easel somewhere in the heart of your home. Have each person record what they did that day on the back of the poster.
Fill your tree with ornaments as you and your family #LIGHTtheWORLD. Print onto white cardstock, cut out, tape on a string, and then hang these ornaments on your tree whenever someone does one of these Christ-like behaviors.
These ornaments would go perfectly with Neisha Sykes’ (Hang a Ribbon on the Moon) free printable ornament kit. You can find out more about her kit HERE.