I found this article helpful in thinking about preparing for Christmas. I’m not sure I always understand what Doug Wilson means and he writes over my head quite often(!) but this is useful in encouraging Dads (and others) to prepare for Christmas joy.
It’s striking that of all the preparations we make for Christmas we rarely address our hearts, or the hearts of our children. Helping our children to think through the need for patience, generosity and kindness, encouraging them to watch out and fight envy, self-centredness and competitiveness; all AHEAD OF TIME, is such a great idea.
Anyway have a read and see what you think, feel free to leave comments.