WHOSE Birthday Is It, Anyway? 2013
Posted December 3, 2013on:
Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?
An Advent and Christmas Resource for Families, Individuals and Churches
Whose Birthday? is for your personal inspiration, community education and sharing.
This online-only edition for 2013 is a work-in-progress. You can still submit ART or an ARTICLE.
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Although this resource is not available in print, you may make all the copies you choose. It is covered by Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.
Table of Contents
Reflections & Activities
- What Happened to Christmas?
- Why a Simpler Christmas?
- Weekly Family Time: How to Use These Reflections & Activities
- Top 10 Uses of “Whose Birthday?
- Going Beyond “Whose Birthday?”
- Alternative Giving
- Advent Conspiracy
- Mustard Seed Associates (GodSpace)
- Let Jesus Come, Let Santa Go – Celebrating an Alternate Christmas – Audio workshop
- Guidelines for Alternative Giving I | Guidelines II
- Christmas & Santa: A Household Resource
- Christmas Packs (1-15)
- Unplug the Christmas Machine Workshop Leader’s Guide (also AUDIO)
- VIDEO: Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? (#1-25) Also AUDIO versions, #16-20.
- Reaching Out to Others: A Christmas Packet for Parishes
- How to Organize an Alternative Community Christmas Festival
- Planning an Alternative Christmas Workshop
- Christmas Alternatives Giving Card
- Reaching Out Through the Media
- Many More Alternative Christmas Articles – Investigate a few that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE.
- Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth – September-December | ADVENT | CHRISTMAS
- 10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations
- Carols with Justice sing-along | What Does JESUS Want for Christmas? (pageant) | Sing Justice! Do Justice! – Advent & Christmas selections
- Advent/Christmas Calendars | Christmas Anthologies to read alone or aloud | Christmas Campaign Kit | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes & Art: Celebrating Advent/Christmas | Worship Alternatives: Advent/Christmas | Seasonal/Thematic Index: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany
- EARLY WINTER FESTIVALS – New Year’s Day |Emancipation Day (Jan. 1) | Epiphany (Jan. 6)
Access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at SimpleLiving.startlogic.com/SLW-PODCAST or at SimpleLivingWorks.org (then click window #3). LISTEN through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.
Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? (Many of Alternatives’ audio shorts are part of this series.)
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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist