Taking Back Christmas

Posted By on Dec 6, 2012 in FH Blogger Trips | 1 comment


Christmas isn’t about stuff. And Christmas isn’t about busyness. Christmas is about the generosity of God. And Christmas is about the incredible gift He shared with us. For us!

For a child has been born—for us!
the gift of a son—for us!
He’ll take over
the running of the world.
His names will be: Amazing Counselor,
Strong God,
Eternal Father,
Prince of Wholeness.
His ruling authority will grow,
and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. Isaiah 9:6, The Message

There will be no limits to the wholeness he brings. Now that is a reason to celebrate! 

Presents. Lights. Trees. Cards. Parties. Elves on shelves. Santa Claus. Reindeer. Blow-Up Snow Globes. Stockings. Hallmark Christmas Movies. They are all have their place. But that place isn’t shouldn’t be at the center of this special holiday. Yet sometimes, in all the stuff, and in all the busyness, we get lost in the festivity and forget the true meaning of the season.

This year, let’s not forget.

Let’s take back Christmas.

Food for the Hungry is launching a campaign this Christmas, “The 8 Days of Giving” Challenge. Our Director of Digital Media, Jeremy Reis, is leading the charge and will be blogging from December 9 to December 16, on the FH Blog. Our goal is to give 800 gifts, 100 gifts per day, from the FH Christmas Catalog.

The FH Christmas Catalog is designed to deliver gifts that impact the lives on the most vulnerable globally. Through the gift catalog, families in need receive items like small farm animals, school supplies and uniforms and bed nets.

We’d love it if you would join us in taking back Christmas. Here are three simple ways you can help:

1. Read and share about “The 8 Days of Giving” campaign.

2. Choose some items from the FH gift catalog to give to your loved ones this year.

3. Find other creative gifts for good. A few of my favorites are Project 7 Gum & Mints, Krochet Kids hats, 31 Bits Jewelry, Warby Parker glasses, and C & C Coffee Company’s Christmas Coffee.

How are you taking back Christmas this year?

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  • http://twitter.com/russrankin Russell Rankin

    Good info, Lindsey. I’m really glad to read this post. My wife & I decided just a couple of weeks ago that we were “taking back” Christmas.

    We’ve got a fixed budget for Christmas, so instead of going down the kids’ Christmas lists (which they’ve had filled out since about May, I think), each kid is getting one gift and they will get one for each sibling.
    But this week we will be sitting down with them and letting them go through a list I’ve compiled of organizations like FFH that has gifting catalogs — each kid will pick out what their focus will be. So, a goat, a well, donations to a school … they will have ownership because they’ll study the org. and make their selection on what moves them.
    I’m looking forward to it!