Jesus Christ was born on X-Mas day. The birth, death and resurrection of the Christ is the most important event in the history the world. People visit church for the worship. This is also about standing and kneeling seeking god’s blessing and his mercy. It is direct relation between the people and their god.
X-Mas is important because it makes us reflect and focus on the important things for life. – Our beliefs, our loved ones our family shows us the way to deal with intricacies of life.
But alas! It saddens me that over the years X-Mas have become more about commercialism. Exchanging gifts enjoying feasts and revelry and less for the reflection.
God’s Son: Let us focus that god’s own son came and live amongst self centered humanity to show them the way to live.
God Incarnated of himself in bone and flesh and suffered to give another dimensions to life.
Isn’t it amazing that God joined us on this curious blue planet to show his heart full of love and remind us that God is always present amongst us.
Spirit of X-MAS : The point students of Smart Start were made to understand that X-Mas spirit is in the selfless thought about others. Time to forgive, prioritize important things and improve as human beings.
It is not just about exchanging gifts but it is also about giving selflessly the part of you to other’s emotional or material needs.
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Holiday Seasons : X-Mas is more than a holiday or festival of Christians. It is Occasions to do up our houses-Time to stop and reflect on people and express our gratitude. Find love, joy and hope in the world , rather than just be surrounded by day to day work.
Renewal time with X-Mas : It is time for healing and renewing our strength . Imagine God sent his messengers –The Jesus, his son into the world full of strife and jealousy to live life full of celebration.
Never give up : At Smart Start we motivates children not to give up on ourselves, yet think of others and give happiness to others and give or take gifts not to be connected with one upmenship basically expression of affection and care.
How we explained the word Christmas at Smart Start – CHRIST + MASS
The word Christmas is made by combining two words Christ – a title given to Jesus and mass that means converging of people for common goal of prayers. Hence CHRISTMAS.
X-MAs as Business: One can express holiday cheer everywhere especially in the western countries. With beautiful done up sales platform, show windows, sales to bring in more business and plenty of decorations and Ho!Ha! of santa in buggy plentiful parties and decorations. Hotel ,restaurants do
roaring business and so many private parties with jingle bellsand Santa’s presence in town .
History of Christmas : X-MAs is more than a holiday .It is time to recall a miracle the very first Christmas took place 2000 years back in a tiny town called Bethlehem.
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Santa Time : Santa VS CHRISTMAS
Children understand Santa more than Christmas. We need to impact young mind by understanding this difference.
Son of God : Baby born in Bethlehem was God rather than ‘Son of God’ conceived by holy spirit and was borne by virgin mother ‘Mary’.
Reflection at JBM Smart Start: It teaches us importance of being selfless. When we forgive, reflect, Introspect and try to be better version of ourselves with passing years. This determination we have to repeat year after year.
Smart Start connects with children: Remember celebrating X-Mas with children is great opportunity to connect with them.
• Enables us to spend quality time with them.
• Give them more secular outlook by talking about different faiths and practices
• Good opportunity to meet and gel with the family and friend.
• Cultivate the spirit of the festivals.
• Instill values of sharing and giving.
• Brings excitement and positivity in the air.
How we are celebrating X-Mas at JBM Smart Start?
• On first day we organized laughter time with children HO!HA! To energize the children and have better breath control.
• Second Day, we had THEATER TIME with the children to show them birth of Christ, Legend of Snowman and Santa Claus and how X-Mas is celebrated around the world in different countries.
• Children got to decorate the ball symbolizing the moving earth and how season after season we experience. Change display of balls gave joy to the children who painted them. Children will get to take the balls home for the sense of personal belonging which they themselves decorated.
• Devoted to sharing and caring children exchanged gifts amongst themselves duly packed in attractive wrappers and also donated old and used toys and clothes for the one have not.
• All to spread the Xmas cheers and topped it by eating and sharing goodies for the feast.
Importance of Xmas Activities:
Children decorated the Xmas tree symbolizing benevolence of nature and created ‘Snow Man’ from drums and buckets wrapped in white cotton wool with swanky red scarf.
School has to create memories and I think we did manage to spread the Xmas Cheer.
JBM Smart Start teaches Legend of Santa Claus – Which traces back to centuries to a monk named St. Nicholas born around A.D 280 who was admired for his empathy and kindness. In year 2022, he is 1751 years. He is real person for kids but not for us adults.
SNOW MAN AT JBM SMART START : Basically it is a sculpture of a man ,often built in places with plenty of snowfall. Traditionally typical snowman consists of 3 large snowballs of different sizes put up vertically with red nose, eyes and dangling arms. It is fun activity for children.
Gathering the snow is fun. Every Snowflake is unique. Snow is a magical thing like an angel fluttering from the sky –Overtime it creates a white blanket covering the ground. I think we all must take our children to see snow fall and then make snowman. Although, this year we made our snowman with recycle material.