The Christmas Angel
The Christmas Angel is a more faith-based approach to an Elf on the Shelf-style Christmas activity. Rather than just emphasizing appropriate behavior so the Elf won’t tattle to Santa, the Christmas Angel is a great way to get your family’s focus on serving and loving others.
The Christmas Angel comes complete with a story, much like the Elf on the Shelf, and should be moved each night to a different location. Rather than wreaking mayhem, though, the angel can share with children scriptures, thoughts and service-based activities that will promote the true spirit of Christmas. For more information on the Christmas Angel, to buy one, or to get a list of day-by-day Angel ideas and activities, visit the product website here.
The Mensch on a Bench
Christmas isn’t the only holiday that makes an appearance each December. For those who love the spirit of the season but don’t necessarily celebrate with the jolly St. Nick, check out this soon to be Hannukah classic – The Mensch on a Bench!
According to his story, Moshe the Mensch was present in the temple at the time Judah and the Maccabees defeated the Greeks, and found himself watching over the Menorah as everyone slept. Now Moshe, the Mensch on a Bench is available to watch over each family’s Menorah, and is quickly becoming a Hanukkah tradition.