Explore the story with old Christmas cards

Christmas cardsHave you got some old Christmas cards stashed? Here’s some ideas of ways you can use them to explore the Christmas story together:

1. Sort them

Go through your cards and split them into two piles: ones which feature something in the Christmas story and those which don’t. You might need to do a quick re-read of Luke 2 and Matthew 1 to remind you, and you might have discussions about things which might have been in the story but which aren’t specifically mentioned. Your sort, your rules 🙂

  1. 2. Use them to tell the Christmas story
    Choose four of the cards which feature something from the Christmas story in the Bible to re-tell the Christmas story. Which ones will you choose? You might find different people in your family have different ideas. Maybe let each person do a re-telling.
  2. 3. Make a Christmas story collage
  3. Use the cards to create a Christmas collage picture which depicts the Christmas story. Depending on how big you make it, you could use it as a piece of art to decorate your home at Christmas time, or as a Christmas card. You could photograph it and re-produce it on lots of cards to give to people.