We hope you will take some time this week to listen to FamilyLife Today as I had a little bit of time to share my heart behind the new ornaments for this year. His Eternal Names, are three gold stars and you can use these star-shaped ornaments, each printed with a name of Jesus, to help your family anticipate the arrival of the baby king on Christmas morning.
Here are 3 different ways to use them around your home this Christmas season.
- For a fun advent activity in your home, centered on adoring the One who came, hide one star in a different place around your house each day, starting December 1. Encourage your children to find the hidden star (or you might designate days for each child to avoid sibling squabbles).
When the star is discovered, read the name of Jesus that appears on one side and read the Bible verse that is on the other side of the star. Use this time to teach your children who we are waiting for. Initiate conversations with children even as young as 3 or 4 about what it means for Jesus to be Alpha and Omega. Learn more here.
- Find an empty frame and hang the three stars at varying lengths. Once tied on the frame, add it to your mantle, an entry table or anywhere for a meaningful reminder throughout the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. We added a soft gold ribbon to hang these from the frame but any color would work!
(hint: Hobby Lobby has a lot of empty frames at the back of their stores!)
- Use one star over your nativity. Then add the other two to a frequently used door knob or prop it on a kitchen counter. Adding His name throughout your home is the gentle nudge we all need to remember Him during the busyness of the season.
**BONUS: This is obvious BUT these ornaments really are beautiful on your tree. The gold is a perfect contrast for a green tree and the lightly brushed glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle when the lights hit them just right. :)
What other ideas do you have? We would love to hear them. Just leave us a comment for how you plan to display them this Christmas season!