The Spirit of Christmas project was first inspired by family traditions that we grew up with. During the Christmas season, the family would gather each night for a Christmas story and song. As Christmas Eve drew near, our family would read the story of Christ’s birth together. Doing these things each day helped everyone to remember the reason for the season. The focus turned from all the commercialism to service and being together as a family. We have been married for 11 ½ years now and have 4 wonderful children ranging from 4 to 10 years old. As we have continued these traditions in our young family, our children look forward to the time spent together.
As we have seen the good that comes over the years, we wanted to share that with others. The Spirit of Christmas website was created so that other families could come and have the resources they needed when they gather their families this time of year. We also wanted a way for you to share your favorite Christmas traditions, Christmas stories, Christmas recipes, Christmas movies, Christmas books, Christmas music, and Christmas youtube videos so that we may all be edified from each other.
The Spirit of Christmas app was developed because, let’s be honest, we are a mobile device family. Having the Spirit of Christmas app on our phone or android device will allow the family to gather wherever you are. You can read, watch, or listen the daily story, scripture, movie, or song around the dinner table, when you are driving in the car, or snuggled together on the couch.
Bottom line is that we want to be with our family this time of year and remember the reason why we celebrate. Having the mobile app makes this a little easier. We hope that you will agree!