Blog / Creative and Easy Ways to Keep Your Mind on Christ this Christmas

By Emily Smith
Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Christmas is full of distractions! Looking for some unique, creative and easy ways to keep your mind on Christ this Christmas? We have a few to share, for adults and children!


Old and New Testament Prophecy About Christ

Learn about Old and New Testament prophecy and the fulfillment of each prophecy of Jesus’ birth and death. Write each day’s Scripture references on an index card and keep in a pretty box near the dinner table or in the living room.  


December 1 – Micah 5:2 and Matthew 2:1

December 2 – Isaiah 9:7 and Matthew 1:1

December 3 – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:18

December 4 – Jeremiah 31:15 and Matthew 2:16

December 5 – Hosea 11:1 and Matthew 2:14

December 6 – Isaiah 9:1-2 and Matthew 4:12-16

December 7 – Deuteronomy 18:15 and John 6:14

December 8 – Isaiah 53:3 and John 1:11

December 9 – Isaiah 11:2 and Luke 2:52

December 10 – Zechariah 9:9 and John 12:13-14

December 11 – Psalm 41:9 and Mark 14:10

December 12 – Isaiah 53:7 and Mark 14:61

December 13 – Isaiah 50:6 and Mark 14:65

December 14 – Isaiah 53:4-5 and Matthew 8:16-17

December 15 – Isaiah 53:12 and Matthew 27:38

December 16 – Psalm 22:16 and John 20:27

December 17 – Psalm 22:6-8 and Matthew 27:39-40

December 18 – Psalm 110:1 and Hebrews 1:3

December 19 – Zechariah 12:10 and John 19:34

December 20 – Psalm 22:18 and Mark 15:24

December 21 – Psalm 34:20 and John 19:33

December 22 – Isaiah 53:9 and Matthew 27:57-60

December 23 – Psalm 16:10 and Matthew 28:9

December 24 – Psalm 68:18 and Luke 24:50-51

December 25 – Acts 1:11 and Hebrew 9:28



Christmas Card Prayers!

This year, pray for each family represented on the day you receive their card or letter. After Christmas is over, save all the Christmas cards you received in the mail. Punch a hole through the top left of each card and attach to a ring. Store them away in your Christmas decorations box.

The next year, when it is time to decorate, retrieve last year’s cards and keep them on the dinner table or in the living room. Pray for a few families each day as you make your way to Christmas.  

Start the process over again with the current year’s cards to pray for the next year. 

Alternately: keep the ring of cards out all year long as a reminder to pray for each family represented throughout the year. Start over with new cards after each Christmas.



Place “Good and Perfect Gifts” under the Tree  

This is a great Christmas Eve activity, or can be used as Epiphany activities for children:

1 small to medium size box wrapped with pretty paper. 

Add a tag that says “To all who would receive!” and James 1:17, Matthew 6:8, 2 Peter 1:3, Hebrews 4:16 to look up and read.  

Fill the box with items, drawings, or magazine cut outs that represent Christ’s good and perfect gifts to us.  

Take turns taking 1 item out at a time and guessing what they represent. 

Discuss what gifts you have already received, and what it will be like to receive the others in the future. 

End with prayer, thanking God for being a good and generous Father.

Alternatively: modify this activity to be used as one of the 12 daily Epiphany activities.


Crown: the crown of life – James 1:12

An eraser: God’s forgiveness of our sins – 1 John 1:9

Small doll pillow: God’s comfort – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

A small house: our mansion in heaven – John 14:2

Play telephone: the gift of prayer – Matthew 7:7-8

Toy Shield: protection – 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Bag of plastic jewels or coins: treasures in heaven – Matthew 6:20

Light bulb: the mind of Christ – 1 Corinthians 2:16

Box of matches: Holy Spirit – Ephesians 1:13

Heart: a new heart – Ezekiel 11:19

Homemade adoption certificate: adoption as children of God – Ephesians 1:5

Homemade diploma: wisdom – Proverbs 2:6



25 Attributes of Christ

December 1–25, spend a little time each day reading about the attribute for the day.Alternatively for children: hang a stocking for Jesus, encourage them to add small little notes inside each day, thanking Jesus for how His attributes are manifested in their lives.

Faithful – 1 Corinthians 1:9, 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Righteous – 1 John 2:1, 2:29

Holy – 1 Peter 1:15

Forgiving – Psalm 86:5; Colossians 3:13

Loving – Romans 8:35-39; Ephesians 2:4-5; Revelation 1:5

Merciful – Titus 3:5; James 5:11

All-knowing (omniscient) – John 1:48

All-present (omnipresent) – Psalm 139:7-12; Matthew 18:20

All-powerful (omnipotent) – Matthew 28:18

Eternal – Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:2

Full of truth – John 14:6

Full of wisdom – Isaiah 11:2

Compassionate – Mark 1:41; James 5:11

Just – Acts 17:31; Romans 3:25-26

Longsuffering – 1 Timothy 1:16; 2 Peter 3:9

Kind – Ephesians 2:7; Titus 3:4-5

Gentle – Matthew 21:5; 2 Corinthians 10:1

Unchanging (immutable) – Hebrew 13:8; James 1:17

Creative – Genesis 1:26; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16

Infinite – 1 Kings 8:27

Sovereign (supreme ruler) – Jude 4

Unity – Deuteronomy 6:4

Full of goodness – John 10:11; 1 Peter 2:3

Trustworthy – Psalm 19:7, 119:138

Generous – 2 Corinthians 8:7-9



Celebrate Epiphany or the 12 days of Christmas!  

Epiphany, in the western church, is celebrated the 2nd Sunday after Christmas or on January 6. Traditionally Epiphany marks the visit of the Magi, Wise Men, or Kings as recorded in Matthew 2:1–12. Epiphany completes the 12 days of Christmas. There are lots of easy and meaningful ways to incorporate Epiphany into your Christmas season.


For Children:

Wrap 12 children’s books in gold paper and unwrap 1 each night to read together.

Explain and teach that the Wise Men are looking for Jesus during the 12 days, and ask them how they can find Jesus for themselves.

Plan fun crafts and activities to celebrate that incorporate stars, crowns, kings or animals that would have been in the manger.

Use the popular Christmas carol lyrics as a teaching point each day of the 12 days, or the 12 points of the Apostles Creed.  

For a list, and more information try this link:


For Adults:

Plan a 12th day party for friends or family.

Use the opportunity to witness to others. The Wise Men are symbolic that Jesus also came for the Gentiles.

Use each of the 12 days to study one of the 12 statements of belief in the Apostles Creed. Many Christian denominations use the Apostles Creed as a statement of Christian beliefs. For more information on the Apostles Creed, try this link:

Epiphany is celebrated by Christians all over the world. Choose 12 missionary families to pray for each day of Epiphany.

Leave Christmas decorations up until after Epiphany.



To easily rememer to use them year after year, store all your finished projects with your Christmas decorations!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Emily Smith

As Womenary's Administrative Director, Emily Smith assists the Executive Director, manages marketing and media, and other various administrative tasks. This includes helping with classes, managing Social Media accounts, managing graphic creation and the website, creating web forms, overseeing the blog, assisting students and professors as well as various other digital duties. Emily became a Womenary student in 2011, joined the Board of Directors in 2015, then transitioned to the staff position of Administrative Director in 2016. Emily and her husband are active in their local church, enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their 2 adult children and their families. You can contact Emily at
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