Christmas. It’s the same every year. That’s its nature, and with reason – the content has been the same for…well, forever. So then, how do we make it more creative? This is why we have to work…to make it creative.
Each year, we know that we will do some very expected and traditional things during our Christmas series. We have our first meeting in June/July. This is a chance to be out of our normal space and create. Then, we follow up in early October with a bigger meeting. During that meeting, we attempt to brainstorm some specific things:
- Ways to do what we have done – but different or better.
- New options to tell the same story.
- Memories or history that can help tell the story.
- Unique ideas around Christmas.
From there, Pete and our team will work on identifying a series title and how we are going to work the content. For example: this year, our series is “Shine On”. It’s going to be a fun series telling the story of how it’s our responsibility as Christians to reflect Jesus, the greatest gift ever given. One of the ways we’re going to do this is through a plan to participate in 12 Days of Serving, creating local missions opportunities for 12 days in a row.
Our graphic should be done today. If it is, I will share it..but not yet. We have to get it dialed in first. In the meantime, I thought we would share some of the graphics we used to inspire direction for this year’s Christmas series. What have you found that inspired your Christmas graphic programming?
What are your favorite ways to get your team ready for Christmas.