“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Being still doesn’t come naturally to me. But when I’m still, I can hear Him. And when I’m still, I can see Him. And when my focus is on Him, I am able to see the richness in every God-given moment He allows my way.
To kick start your Seeking Christmas tradition, your family will create your very own set of ornaments to be used each year.
All children love an exciting game of hide and seek right? Your children will delight in finding an ornament each day that your family uses Seeking Christmas. As children age they may lose interest in hiding and finding ornaments. However, they will never outgrow Seeking Christmas. These ornaments will serve as a nostalgic reminder of treasured childhood Christmas memories as your family continues to hang them on the tree during the family devotion time each year. You may not have a 4 year old tearing the house apart looking for the Day 3 ornament, but you just may have a 15 year old placing the Day 3 ornament on the tree, reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas, and grateful for the rich memories with his family through Seeking Christmas.
There are so many creative ways to create these ornaments. I’ve provided instructions for 2 simple ways. I invite you to show us your creativity when you share the ornaments your family created on our Facebook page.
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7 flat, round ornaments such as paper mache, porcelain, wood, cork, etc.
Foam Craft brush
White cardstock (or upload to office supply store for printing)
Spray paint or acrylic paint
Where you can find your supplies
Craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels sell everything you need.
Instructions for creating ornaments
1. Download ornament template by signing up for newsletter here
2. Print on white cardstock or upload to office supply store for printing
3. Cut out ornaments
4. Optional step: Paint ornament using spray paint or acrylic paint
5. Take 1 flat round ornament and coat it with mod podge on one side.
6. Adhere the Day One front cardstock cutout onto the ornament which you applied Mod Podge to
7. Turn the ornament over and coat the back with a coat of mod podge
8. Adhere the Day One back cutout onto the ornament
9. Let sit about 10 minutes
10. Follow Steps 1-8 for the next six ornaments.
11. After the front and backs have been applied to all ornaments and have been given 10 minutes to dry you can seal them with a coat of Mod Podge.
12. Lay out all ornaments image side up. Using your foam brush, paint on a light coat of Mod Podge. This will seal the ornament with a nice finished look.
13. After it has dried, turn the ornaments on the back and seal the back with a coat of Mod Podge.
14. Drying time is about 20 minutes.
1. Download ornament template by signing up for the newsletter
2. Print on white cardstock
3. Cut out circle ornaments
4. Match up the front with the back of each ornament and glue together
5. Punch a small hole at the top of the ornament
6. Tie twine or ribbon to ornament
Seeking Christmas Journal
Make your own Seeking Christmas Journal. Each day’s lesson offers the ability to record the activity and/or memories in a journal. Your family will treasure looking back at your journal each year.
Are you giving Seeking Christmas as a gift? Consider printing out the journal download and including it with a blank journal so they can enjoy creating their own family Seeking Christmas Journal.