Stand for Christmas
Most stores start their advertising for Christmas earlier each year. 2013 was no exception. Major retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Costco began putting their Christmas Merchandise on the shelves in Mid-September. WeSayChristmas.net, along with your support, is poised to make an impact in how Christmas is being marketed to consumers. Let your voice be heard this Christmas Season.
"One woman and her cohorts was not responsible for taking prayer and the mention of God out of our schools, it was the millions of Christians who sat back and did nothing to prevent it! Same way with Merry Christmas!"
A sizable majority (70%) of all adults want to see signs that say "Merry Christmas" when they’re out shopping, though, rather than "Happy Holidays."
Over the past two years Gallup and Rasmussen polls suggest that nearly 95% of all Americans celebrate Christmas.
Only 3% of Americans will celebrate Hanukkah and 2% or less will celebrate some other observance.
Of those who celebrate Christmas, 81% believe that Jesus is the Son of God sent to earth to die for our sins, and 72% say He was born to a virgin.
74% of Americans remain overwhelmingly in favor of allowing religious symbols to be displayed on public land and feel strongly that public schools should celebrate at least some religious holidays.
76% of Americans think that Christmas should be more about Jesus, not Santa.
Among all Holidays, Christmas is the most important followed by the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Easter.
-Rasmussen/Gallup Polls Dec. 2009-2012
What You Can Do:
Christmas is the most important day of the year because it celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. We are disappointed that many businesses have lost sight of the true meaning of Christmas. Here are just a few helpful ways to let others know that your Keeping Christ in Christmas.
1. Go out of your way to wish someone a Merry Christmas this year.
2. Patronize businesses that use "Christmas" in their ads.
3. Contact your city's fine arts, civic, convention centers and visitors bureau
and encourage them to keep Christ in Christmas.
4. Attend Thanksgiving/Christmas Services at your church.
5. Get involved in volunteering at your church.
6. Get involved in your child's school Christmas Program.
7. Find or organize a group for caroling.
8. Put up a manger scene/religous symbols in your front yard/ place of business.
9. Follow pro-family, pro-Christmas Blogs and Websites.
10. Support entertainment that promotes Christmas (e.g. movies, concerts, plays, etc.).