Tips for Having an Intentional Christmas When Your Kids are Young {an itty bitty Christmas Story with Hallmark Gold Crown}

Posted on Nov 27 2015 - 2:06pm by Kelley

Tips for Having an Intentional Christmas When Your Kids are Young

 

It’s so easy to get sucked into the madness during the holiday season. Sales, doorbusters, buy one get one free; falling into the trap of buying too much while forgetting the whole gift of the season is to spread love and joy to the people you love. Especially when you have young kids, it’s easy to forget why we celebrate Christmas in the first place. Every year I try to instill fun new traditions and activities to share why we celebrate Christmas with my kids. This year, I found this adorable itty bittys Nativity Set from Hallmark Gold Crown to pick up and surprise the kids with.

itty bittys Nativity Set available at Hallmark Gold Crowe

I decided to have our Elf surprise them with this fun little set and attached a note asking the kids to use this to share the story of Jesus’ birth. Then they played with the set and put together a little skit sharing the story for you! Before you check out the video, here are a few tips you can keep in mind when you have young kids on how to have a more intentional Christmas.

  1. Don’t buy every toy on your child’s list. While my kids do make lists for Santa, for us, and family and friends, I also think it’s important we don’t shell out the money for every single hot toy on their list. Add in some intentional gifts like this itty bittys Nativity Set you can snag at your local Hallmark Gold Crown or online that the kids can use their imaginations to play with. In a world full of so much technology these days, gifts like this can help them use their imaginations all while teaching them about Jesus’ birth too.
  2. Encourage Kindness. While we don’t have any family around to share the holiday’s with, we do have some amazing friends and neighbors. It’s important we teach our kids to be kind, share, and spend time with people we love. Teach your kids to care about others and share the cheer of Christmastime by doing simple things like baking cookies for the neighbors, coloring a handmade card for their teachers, or sharing a toy with their siblings.
  3. Give Back. Even though our kids make their own wish lists’ for Christmas, we also choose to give back. Teaching your kids to give to those who are in need is important at this time of year and even at a young age, I want my kids to realize we are so incredibly blessed beyond measure and so many kids out there aren’t. We always pick out a child for each kid to shop for on an angel tree every year and our kids know they give up a few gifts for themselves to use that money for others.

By doing these simple and easy things regularly with your kids will remind them during the hustle and bustle of the holiday’s what it’s really about. I love that we can find adorable toys like this Nativity Set for them to spend their time playing with, and they can share with their friends too!

I’ll leave you with this sweet video my littles put together to share the story of Jesus’ birth in their own words. Feel free to share with your kids and let them use their own creativity to do their own Christmas video too! And head to Hallmark Gold Crown to browse this Nativity Set and more itty bittys available now!


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  1. K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy) December 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    We definitely don’t buy everything that’s on our kids wish list. We usually pick one or two things and then decide what we want the rest of their gifts to be. We’d be living in a sea of toys if we did otherwise.

    And we always give back to a few local charities during the holidays by donating toys and clothes. I also volunteer at the schools because they’re really spread thin during the holiday time.

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