Youth Ministry On the Cheap: Holiday Traditions

It is the time of year that candy canes, Christmas trees, and familiar carols dominate our senses and tipsy_elves_ugly_christmas_sweater_-_gingerbread_nightmare_green_thoughts. Take some time as you plan this Christmas season to help establish some holiday traditions that students will remember that do not require a lot of cash. Aim for building memories and relationships.  Here are a few ideas to get you going….

– Find a way to serve shut-ins or those in the local nursing home. It could be something as simple as going to sing some Christmas carols, making some cards or cookies and delivering them.
– Have a Christmas party with a “Dirty Santa” or “White Elephant” exchange. Make the gift limit $1.
– If you are somewhere where it snows, take an afternoon and go sledding as a group.
– If you are somewhere with access to a Goodwill/Thrift Store, hold an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party”…

What are the ideas you do during the Christmas Season? Share them in the comments area below

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