Organized Women Do THIS for Christmas! Part 1

Did you know that Satan loves the Christmas season?

Yep, he takes great glee in getting thousands of people to proclaim, “I hate Christmas!” each and every year.

If you’ve said this in the past, what made you feel that way?  Are these on your list?
  1. stress of finding “perfect” gifts and the lack of cash
  2. crowds
  3. too many parties, open houses, and/or children’s holiday shows
  4. overeating
  5. travel nightmares
  6. family troubles
  7. Christmas cards are stressful
  8. illness
What are you celebrating Christmas for anyway?
Organized women know WHY they are celebrating Christmas and what their priorities are.

If you are a Christian, you know it is our “holyday” to commemorate the birth of our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.  We give gifts in remembrance of His life, and in honor of His death where He gave us the greatest gift – eternal life for all who call upon His name for forgiveness of our sins (see The Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make).

Holy Family Painting by Randy Wollenmann
Since Jesus is the purpose of this special day, why are you going crazy preparing for it?

Because you have children and they expect gifts?  Because people expect a tip / gift / thank you?

Since marketers (and you know who) have done such a great job of hijacking our holy day, please take the time right now to imagine how you want this next Christmas to go.  What do you picture?

Stop the trivial, aimless, and futile activities that waste your time, energy, and peace, and plan what you want December to look like!  What are your priorities?

Remember, it is the FEELING OF CHRISTMAS that your family craves, not the quantity of gifts. 

ASK YOUR FAMILY what they want.  This is what my family wants:
  • A tree
  • Outside lights and nativity
  • Inside decorations
  • Our favorite Christmas cookies
  • Christmas carols playing
  • To receive and hang up Christmas cards (you must give to receive)
  • Gift wrapped presents (not bags)
  • To attend the play A Christmas Carol after Thanksgiving
  • To attend the neighborhood nativity walk with friends the second weekend in December
  • To attend a candlelight worship service on Christmas Eve
Pretty simple, right?

Eloise Wilkin, Illustrator; Baby’s Christmas
Some people like to decorate all at once, and others prefer to do a little each day.  This is up to YOU.  Be in charge.

If you want to do a little at a time and this is a new concept to your children, read them this story...(the rest of this article can be found at


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