This year I really wanted to create a random acts of kindness advent calendar to countdown to Christmas, but I found an even better Christ Centered Christmas Countdown that I want to share with you! Mormon.org is hosting worldwide day of service on December first, and encouraging people to Light the World throughout this Christmas season by resolving to do the things that Christ did.
On their website they have created an amazing calendar that outlines each day with something Christ did, like healed the sick or taught us to pray. Each day lists something that he did, and ideas for how you can easily emulate that action so that you can help light the world.
The goal is to help you plan your Christmas activities in such a way that every day leading up to Christmas you do something to emulate Christ example.
I think this is so awesome and I love that it’s more than just random acts of kindness, it’s actually attributes and actions of Christ that we can continue to do even after Christmas.
So here’s what we did.
In my family growing up we had a Christmas tradition where we drew names and whoever’s name you had, you did service for them anonymously. Every time you did an act of service, you got to put a piece of straw in baby Jesus’s manger, so that it would be soft for him on Christmas day.
I wanted to introduce that tradition to my family this year, so that is what we did to kickoff of the 25 days of service. It’s kind of combining the December 1st worldwide day of service and the December 24 activity which is that Jesus cared for his loved ones. We went around and did acts of service for Daddy, like cleaned his fourwheeler, organized the mudroom that he built for us, and filled up his gas tank!
Be sure to checkout mormon.org to see all the ideas they have and help us #LIGHTtheWORLD!