What has been your favorite gift to receive? To give? Have everyone share their answers. What gifts could you give this Christmas that are not material in nature? Make a list of non-material gifts your family can give. How could you give the gift of God’s love to someone?
Read: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1: 17
Ask: What kinds of gifts does God give us? Does He give us gifts all year long or just at Christmas? What is the greatest gift He has given us? Do you ever think of your parents, grandparents or siblings as gifts to you?
Pray: Thank you, God, for all of the good gifts that you give to us. Thank you for giving us the gift of your love and of Jesus. Thank you for the gift of (name members of your family.) Help us to give the gift of your love to others.
Others things to do:
*Make a giving list for Christmas instead of a want list.
*Choose one person outside your family who has been a gift to you. Find ways this Christmas season to let them know how much you appreciate and love them.
*Make a decorated box for each family member with a slit in the top. Place in the box words that describe why they are a gift to the family-keep adding up to Christmas. Everyone opens their box on Christmas morning and reads the words.