As I prepared and prayed about what I shared with you last week, I started realizing that I have a lot of work to do on my own heart. I can see myself easily getting busy and preoccupied with Christmas activities again this year and pushing out my time with God. I needed to recommit to prepare my heart as Christmas approaches so that I can help point my kids to Jesus and love those around me well. And you know what? Last week proved to be one of those busy weeks where I had to fight and be disciplined to stay in the Word. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed and I thought how in the world can I write about these things when I’m struggling to live them out myself?! So, I just wanted you to know that. I am not perfect. I fail. I struggle with all the same things that can pull us away from keeping Christ at the center of Christmas as you do. I am not an expert and I definitely do not celebrate Christmas perfectly myself. I am so thankful that God gives me grace and fills in the gaps from my insufficiency.
I emailed Heather and asked her if she would have time to create some printables that went along with the Christmas carols I shared last week. Of course, she went above and beyond and created two sets of printables. I love them SO much! We were able to give one of these to each mom that came to our “Surviving the Holidays with Grace” session which was fun! Our hope was that the ladies would take one of these prints home and tape or clip it up to remind them of the things God was asking them to do to make Christmas more about Him this year. I had decided to hang up “let every heart prepare Him room”. I thought this was the one the Lord was nudging me on this year. But then today I was feeling some weariness and thought maybe I should hang up “a thrill of hope the weary world rejoices” instead. I probably just need to hang up all three, right?!
Heather is selling these prints and other fun Christmas printables in her shop. She is the sweetest and offered to give away some of these print sets to my readers! Yay! The great thing about these prints is that they are an instant download. Once you purchase (or win!) a print or a print set you instantly download them to your computer. Then, you can print them at home or have them printed at a print shop.
Heather also designed these matching gift tags. They are an instant download also and included in the giveaway!