Simply Christmas

by Tama Fortner

Simply Christmas

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Reclaiming the Peace of the Holidays: A Devotional

Thirty-one encouraging devotions to help busy moms pause and ponder the true miracles of the Christmas season—the wonder of a Savior who would leave heaven to save us and the love of those who share our home.

Between holiday baking, hunting for the perfect tree, decorating, preparing for visiting relatives, and making sure everyone gets the ideal gift, Christmas can be anything but peaceful for a busy mom. Too often, the stress and busyness of the season make it difficult to find time to just sit and reflect on the wonder of the Savior’s birth.

If this sounds familiar, allow Simply Christmas to be your personal invitation to slow down and savor the beauty of the manger this year. These thirty-one devotions are not dated, so you’re welcome to begin reading anytime—whether that’s on December 1, Christmas Eve, the day after Thanksgiving, or the middle of July—without even a smidgen of guilt or shame.

Accompanied by seasonally inspired full-color photographs, this thirty-one-day devotional brings a bit of calm to each day through a short reflection and Scripture, together with points to ponder and fun ideas for simplifying your Christmas traditions.

“If you have ever felt like the Christmas season is stressful and exhausting, dive into these pages, rest in God’s word, and reclaim the goodness of the Christmas season for yourself and your family!”

Jamie Ivey

bestselling author and host of The Happy Hour podcast

“If we’re honest about the holiday season, it can be so congested with activities that we often have to fight to remember why we do it all. In Simply Christmas, Tama so creatively presents to us what it looks like to savor the season, to breathe deep, and to drink in the joy of the Savior. Her words and wisdom will help you fix your focus this Christmas as you lead your family and your home.”

Jennie Lusko

author of Fight to Flourish

“What a wonderful, tactical resource for busy mothers who care deeply about creating meaningful traditions to celebrate the season of Christmas. I love Tama’s intentional ideas and thoughtful take on the ways we celebrate. Highly recommend this keepsake book!”

Emily Ley

author of Growing Boldly

“As a busy mom myself, I’m so thankful for this beautiful guide to reclaiming the holiday season with my family. Filled with simple tips and gentle reminders, this devotional is a must for every momma as we approach the holidays. Let’s enjoy this season to the fullest—with less fuss and more joy—with the Lord at the center of it all.”

Liz Marie

lifestyle blogger at LizMarieBlog.com and author of Cozy White Cottage