They write: “‘Tis the season to remember the birth of our savior, and the weight of his love for us. Yet the holidays can end up being a peak time for over-consumption, excessive waste, and frivolous spending instead of a time that honors our Creator.
Restoring Eden and Renewal have put together a list of 10 very simple things you can do this season to help focus our minds and hearts on God’s immense love and sacrifice for us.”
While some of the ten ideas are heavily biased towards a cold, Northern Hemisphere time-of-year, and while some of the links are for Americans only, they could be an inspiration for you and your family as you think about the meaning of Christmas.
What are some alternative, Australian – appropriate ideas?
Make a gift: there’s not much time left before Christmas this year, but be inspired…turn off the telly tonight and get crafty!
Shop locally: at craft markets,such as Launceston’s Civic Homespun Market.
Shop ethically: support fair-trade, such as visiting an Oxfam shop (in person or online).
Do you have other ideas? Please share them with us!