24 Short devotionals to help the family escape the commercialism of the season, and focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

Authors: Sharon Velluto, Suzanne Meredith
Illustrator: Sal Velluto
Publisher : SVI Inc.
Distributor : Origin Book Sales
ISBN : 0-9667633-0-0
$ 17.99, Spiral Bound
8 1/2 x 11, 288 pages
Available wherever LDS books are sold



For many the Christmas season has become more a time for stress and commercialism than for peace and good will. A Christ Centered Christmas was created to fill the need of rediscovering the genuine Christmas values. This book provides inspirational ideas and ready-to-use materials for quiet, personal time for any family. Whether you have 3 or 30 minutes, children and adults will enjoy playing, singing, and learning about the true meaning of Christmas.


24 Cardstock Ornaments.
One ornament for each day of December, up to Christmas Eve. Each ornament depicts a traditional Christmas symbol. They are fun and easy for children to color and assemble.The ornaments are designed to accompany the lesson, and can be hung on the tree or a garland as a visual reminder of gospel principles

24 Short Devotionals,
easily adaptable to the time constraints of each family.

Activity Ideas.
Fun and creative ideas to reinforce and cultivate each concept.

A wide selection of suggested hymns and songs to lift and inspire.

Additional References.
A handy list of sources to enrich comprehension and vary the lesson from year to year.

Optional Materials.
Inspirational articles, poetry, recipes, stories and much more for personal enjoyment or to share with others.

Visual aids , Games, Flannel board figures, gift boxes , and MORE, to make each lesson more exciting and fun.


The chapters are designed so that each family may select the materials suitable to their own needs, and time constraints. On days which are hectic, a family may choose to just sing a song, read a poem, or simply tell about the main idea of the lesson. The devotionals can be as simple or complex as desired. Each devotional is presented on two facing pages in an easy to follow, visually organized format. A brief summary of the lesson, "In A Nutshell," is provided with each devotional, and can be used by itself as a brief thought, if desired. The family may elect to utilize only a few devotionals from this volume, if they do not wish to use them on a daily basis. The cardstock ornaments ,included in the book, can be assembled all together as a family activity, or one per day. They may be hung on the family tree, a small separate tree, or even a garland, as a visual reminder of gospel principles. The ornaments can be labeled with date and name of the family member who colored them and saved as keepsakes. The Optional Materials, found in Section 2 of the book, can be used to enrich or vary the devotional from year to year. Many of the ideas in this book could be used to supplement Family Home Evenings, Primary lessons and other activities throughout the year.

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