This blessing star holiday tradition is a new-to-us tradition that just started last year, but one that we’ll continue with each Christmas. It’s been a fun way to help our family remember to give and serve each other this holiday season, rather than just focus on receiving.
We call it the Blessing Star, and it’s used to secretly bless others.
One member of the family starts by doing an act of service for another and they leave the star on that person’s bed to show they’ve been there. That person is then expected to do the same for another member of the family.
The kids have loved secretly serving other members of the family and it’s been fun to watch them scurry around like little elves.
The service tasks don’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s often the simple things that are so meaningful. The tasks can be something as simple as emptying the dishwasher, taking out the garbage so another sibling doesn’t have to, or tidying up the kitchen.
How to Make a Blessing Star
To make the star, I bought a large wooden star at my local craft store, painted it, and added a few embellishments.
You could also let the kids decorate the star or update it with your cutting machine.
Blessing Star Poem
While the paint was drying, I typed up the poem on my computer, printed it out, then attached it to a tag.
I tucked the tag into the wire on the back of the star but you could attach it, mod podge it on, or even just attach it to the hanger on the star.
Here’s the poem you need to write or type out:
Here’s a magic Christmas star
With a tradition old and true
May it bring you warmth and love
From my heart to you.
Now everyday ’til Christmas
Find someone in your home
And secretly do a deed of love
So your identity won’t be known.
And when the secret act is done
Place the star upon their bed.
They in turn do a secret deed
For another, it is said.
And like the star so long ago
Lit the sky for all to see
May this star bring light and joy
To your sweet family.
This blessing star is a sweet Christmas tradition that will help kids remember to love well this holiday season.