Focus on the Family

Putting The 'Merry' Back Into Christmas

by Carrie Gordon Earll

For Christians, Jesus is "the reason for the Christmas season." While the commercialization of Christmas stands in stark contrast to the humble origins of our Savior’s birth, this sacred-turned-secular holiday provides an opportunity to communicate that Christmas matters to millions of people of faith more than decorations, parties and shopping lists. 

Here are some practical ways you can infuse Christmas with your values and faith in the culture and the marketplace:Faith-Driven-Consumer-4

So, by spending your gift-giving dollars strategically, connecting with elected officials and saying the words, "Merry Christmas," you can help bring the true meaning of Christmas back into the public square.