5 Things You Must Teach Children About Christmas
On hearing the word Christmas, the first things that come to mind are gifts, food, Santa, decorations and the winter chill. The holiday season is something all of us, especially children, long for and adore much. But, amidst all the fun and celebrations, there is something that is losing its sheen, and that is the values that Christmas holds. Children should grow up understanding the real meaning of Christmas, the essence and purity the festive celebration embraces. Teach them that apart from the material comforts, there is much more that Christmas offers. If you are confused about what to teach children about Christmas, here are 5 things that can be of help.
1. The meaning of love
There is no other perfect occasion like Christmas when children can be taught the meaning of love. Make them understand that love is not only about sweet words and actions, but a feeling much beyond that. You can show the way by making Christmas cards and sharing it with them. Let them know how much you love and adore them. Give children a chance to write Xmas cards for friends and family. Teach them to be kind, loving and broad-minded.
2. The meaning of faith
Faith is something that a child mostly inherits from the family. So, it is very important to teach your children the importance of God, the power of prayers and the value of beliefs. During Christmas, tell your little ones the story of Infant Jesus’ birth and you can also decorate your house with the Nativity scene that represents the story of the holy birth. Also, observe all the traditions of Christmas together with the whole family. The prayers, celebrations and feast together are a great way to strengthen children’s faith and revere the holy celebration.
3. The meaning of gratitude
Gratitude is yet another important virtue that every child should learn. Tell them the importance of being thankful for everything they have like the family, friends, comforts, and even gifts they receive. Make them understand that there are so many unprivileged people around who are unable to possess what they have. One good way of making your children learn to be grateful is by telling them to write down a list of things they are thankful for. After listing it down, they can put that list near infant Christ and thank Him for all the blessings. They should understand that they need to be grateful to God for everything.
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