I think I told you the first week of December is crazy around here. Everyone is on a high of I’m-totally-making-Christmas-count-this-year and emails are flying, pictures are being posted and everyone is loving Truth in the Tinsel.
Then the 12th or 13th day rolls around and you’ve got glitter on your floor, glue sticks under your kitchen table, Christmas parties to plan and just not enough time to do everything.
Or maybe you just got your head out of Thanksgiving and school to realize ACK! Christmas is just NINE days away! What am I going to do? I have to make Christmas count this year!
Are you ready for my advice?
It’s some sage wisdom.
Here it is:
Seriously. It’s OK. You don’t have to do all 24 days of the Truth in the Tinsel ornaments. You don’t. And if you’ve just realized Christmas is around the corner and you haven’t mentioned Jesus’ birth once, it’s OK.
Guess what? A Christmas that counts? It can happen in one conversation, one snuggle on the couch or one small act of service. Christmas is not about DOING ALL THE THINGS. Christmas is about worship. (I think I may have been on this soapbox once already?!)
So, if you’re behind on your Truth in the Tinsel ornaments or want to start right now, here’s some tips:
1. Buy the Truth in the Tinsel ebook. (Just checking!)
2. Buy the Printable Ornaments. (They are only $3.99 and it will make your cray-cray days just a little bit easier!)
3. Look at the alternate schedules on page 33 of your ebook. There are 4 different schedules to choose from–one for the basic characters, one of each book of the Bible, one for the prophecies and one for the basics. Don’t even LOOK at the other ornaments and days you’re skipping over. Just do the alternate schedule and enjoy.
3b. Look through the book and pick 5-6 ornaments you have the supplies for, like the message or just think are cute. Do those days and NOTHING ELSE!
4. ENJOY. Just enjoy the time to sit with your children and lead them to Jesus.
To sweeten the deal, I’m putting the Printable Ornaments on sale for 24 hours only. Take 20% off the ornaments with code ICANDOTHIS. Expires Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 4pm EST.