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Christmas

Light the World Christmas Initiative and Free Downloads

We are thrilled to announce our December initiative at The Small Seed: LIGHT the WORLD! It’s an honor to be collaborating with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (and a host of others we can’t wait to share with you!) as we…

November 27, 2016

25 Days of Christ: A Christ-Centered Christmas Tradition

Today we’re sharing a favorite Christmas Tradition of Faith: The 25 Days of Christ. A big thank you to Katherine Oliver for sharing her story of how she started this tradition in her family (and eventually ended up sharing it with others!). We’re so…

November 20, 2016

Parenting Lessons from Mary & Joseph

As my kids seem to be growing up faster every minute, I have turned to the scriptures more often in search for teachings about family and parenting. This year as I’ve read the story of the Savior’s birth I’ve looked with new eyes at…

December 13, 2015

The Christmas Nativity: Costume Patterns and Ideas

Even as an adult I sometimes find it difficult remembering the true meaning of Christmas.  Everywhere we go we see presents wrapped under beautifully decorated Christmas trees, houses covered in lights, people wearing Santa hats and children getting their Christmas lists perfect and ready…

December 17, 2014

Less Gifts and More Christ: How to Simplify During the Holidays

a couple of years ago, i wasn't sure what to do with our family. where we'd gotten. we had just opened presents and everyone moved from gift to gift seemingly unsatisfied. i don't know if you've been there, like us...the anticipation about gifts, then you…

December 12, 2014

Finding Christ in the Transition Times

Twinkling lights, hot cups of cocoa, Christmas caroling around the town, and the reading of the Christmas story by a crackling fire – there’s something heart warming about the traditions of celebrating the birth of Jesus each December. As soon as the weather starts…

December 8, 2014

Christmas Gift Tags and the Perfect Christmas Verse

In 1 Corinthians 10:31 we read, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Perhaps there is no better time to glorify God than during the holiday season. But what does glorifying God really mean,…

December 5, 2014

The Time-Out We Should All Be Taking This Christmas

Can I be honest? I’ve never loved the holiday season. The busyness, the expectations, the sheer weight of the happiness they all tell me I’m supposed to be feeling. Smiling salespeople, crying children, presents to be wrapped just so – the expectation of perfection…

December 3, 2014