The Best Christmas Gifts

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“The Best Christmas Gifts,” Friend, Dec. 2012, 24–25

The Best Christmas Gifts

The Savior has given us the best gifts of all. We can give Him gifts too when we follow His example.

Starting two weeks before Christmas (December 11), read the scripture and complete the activity for each day. Then cut out the matching present from the border and tape or glue it on the page.

gift matching activity

Illustrations by Thomas Child

December 11

Include someone who isn’t always included (John 13:34–35).

December 12

Jesus created the world. Take a walk with your family or look outside your window to appreciate His creations (1 Nephi 17:36).

December 13

Share your talents. Sing a song, draw a picture, tell a joke, or do something else special to you (Matthew 25:14–29).

December 14

Jesus taught people how to pray. Say a gratitude prayer and thank Heavenly Father for all your blessings (Matthew 6:6–13).

December 15

Make a card for someone who might be lonely during the Christmas season (Mosiah 18:9).

December 16

Jesus gave us the sacrament to help us remember Him. Think about Him as you take the sacrament (Matthew 26:26–28).

December 17

Secretly do something nice for a family member (Mosiah 2:17).

December 18

The Savior gave us His love. Read 3 Nephi 17:21–24 and think about the Savior’s love for children. Share your feelings with a family member.

December 19

Pray for someone with a special need (Alma 34:27).

December 20

The Savior performed the Atonement so we can repent. Draw a picture or write a poem about what it means to repent (Helaman 5:10–11).

December 21

Thank at least five people for the things they do for you (Colossians 3:15).

December 22

Jesus gave us scriptures. Sing “Book of Mormon Stories” (Children’s Songbook, 118) and share your favorite scripture story (2 Nephi 4:15).

December 23

Talk to your parents about having a special family testimony meeting (Doctrine and Covenants 80:4).

December 24

Heavenly Father’s greatest gift to us was His Son (Luke 2:1–20).