When I was writing the Countdown to Christmas book, one central point kept hitting me hard: so many people missed the birth of Christ. Here was THE most stunning, world-transforming event of all time and the world simply went about its normal routine.
I imagine the newborn King of the universe in the stable, quietly tended by Mary and Joseph, while the Bethlehem housewives ran their errands and the merchant men set up shop for another day in the bustling town. While the Word made flesh filled a crude manger, Levitical priests served in the temple long absent of God.
So anticipated; so overlooked.
That’s why I love Christmas. For an entire month, we set aside the routines of life and focus on Jesus. The carols, the lights, the celebration all point to THE most stunning, world-transforming event of all time. God would dwell among us and do what we are helpless to do — save us from our sin.
I don’t want to miss that. I don’t want to anticipate Christmas all year and then overlook my Savior. That’s why I love to use manger scenes and decorations that keep me focused on Christ. I have to be very purposeful or I can easily let the errands and shopping and baking of the season completely eclipse Jesus.
Today, I’m super excited to share some gorgeous decorations that help families focus on Christ. The Adornaments are a beautiful way to point to Jesus at Christmas. These ornament sets were created by Barbara Rainey (of Family Life Today ministry) and her team at Ever Thine Home.
They are beautiful and sturdy, designed to last for years and be handled by little hands. These would make a great gift! I actually think they would be lovely worked into a wreath or table setting as well.
There are 3 sets in the Adornaments collection: His Savior names, His royal names and His Christmas names. Each set has seven ornaments that come in a keepsake box along with a devotional that gives the scripture and a short reading about each name of Jesus. What a great way not just to adorn our house with the names of Jesus but to also teach our kids their meaning.
And I’m delighted to be able to give away a set of Adornaments, His Christmas names, to one of you! I want to make this a fun entry, so leave a comment with one of your favorite Christmas carols. You can enter through Friday at midnight and then I’ll send these right out to the winner.
You can see the entire Adornaments collection here and order from either Ever Thine Home or from Amazon. Thank you to Ever Thine Home for a set of these ornaments to review and another set to give away!
*This post contains affiliate links. UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Julie F.!