Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Nauvoo Style

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This year for my seminary class I decided to celebrate Christmas with a touch of Nauvoo. 

 I found this amazing article on the LDS.ORG web site. 
 Here is the link:

I took the exact article and retyped it in and old typewriter font and then printed it out on old looking parchment and handed it out to the students.

Here are the printouts for you:


Christmas with the Prophet Joseph Smith

I also found this great article from the Ensign about how Joseph Smith celebrated Christmas: 

I told a few stories from that.  In this article is the story of Porter Rockwell showing up at a Christmas party.  It was a good time for me to introduce Porter Rockwell to my class.  I also played them the song about Porter Rockwell called "A Modern Day Sampson" from the CD "A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet Joseph".  To see the band's link just click on the picture below.

Joseph: A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet

For a treat I provided hot chocolate and ginger snap cookies, since ginger snaps are one of the recipe during that time period.  

I also researched the type of Christmas decorations that were popular during the 1800's and found that they were usually handmade paper ornaments.  Since this Christmas the Church is promoting the "He is the gift" video, I decided to show that video and have them make a "He is the gift" box to hang on their tree.  To see how to make one just click on the picture below.


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