Faithbooking is a term that has come to describe scrapbooking that incorporates aspects of your faith (beliefs, spirituality, life events, Bible verses, etc). Here are some Christmas themed faithbooking ideas I have gathered up for you from this year and past years:
Christmas Faithbook Page Idea: What does Christmas Mean to You?
Here’s a page I made in 2007 describing my thoughts on the season.
Journaling Prompt: How do your kids describe the true meaning of Christmas?
Some of my most magical moments so far this Christmas season have been hearing my son, Gabe describe what the true meaning of Christmas is. Since his very first Christmas, his dad and I have been trying to instill in him a deep understanding and gratitude for the greatest gift of Christmas – God’s gift of his son Jesus to the world. Now that Gabe has had a few years to let this all sink in, he has been saying some very thoughtful and meaningful things that I want to make sure I capture in my scrapbooks for future years.
Christmas Faithbook Page Idea: Document Traditions and Family Heirlooms
Here’s a page from a Christmas faithbook I sent out to family members in 2008.
A Bible Passage about the Christmas Story:
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Christmas Faithbook Page Idea: What Charities Do You Support at Christmas?
I wanted to document our family tradition of donating shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child.
Here’s great quote about Christmas:
“Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years… Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.” — George Matthew Adams
Christmas Faithbook Page Idea: Christmas Decorations and Activities
Take a look around the house to find symbols of your faith at Christmastime.
Some More Christmas Events and Activities to Document: Church services and Christmas pageants, special books and movies, hymns and other Christmas songs, nativity displays, inspiring poems or articles, quotes from friends and family, descriptions of special family traditions…
There are so many possibilities for faithbooking the season! I hope you will share some of your ideas with me too .