A united effort to return CHRIST to CHRISTMAS in the public view
Let’s reverse the removal of the ‘CHRIST’ from ‘CHRISTmas’ and bring back the rich Christian heritage our nation has, which gifted it many of its most treasured values — like equality, tolerance, honesty and charity.
Together we keep the Christ in Christmas — just as any person of any faith would desire to do so in connection with their historic celebrations.
Watch the 60 second vision here
Watch the 30 second poem here
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Our invitation is that you be intentional about using nativity-basedCHRISTmas themes in your areas of influence.
PLAYLISTS – Include carols with nativity-related lyrics on your playlists.
CELEBRATIONS – Consider organising social year-end CHRISTmas celebrations, referencing the nativity story, cultural values and hope the Christ of CHRISTmas has brought to the world, to our own nation, and in our personal lives.
SPONSOR – larger nativity or CHRISTmas based billboards, displays, Christmas parade floats and nativity scenes working in partnership will a local church.
Poster and Digital Graphics Downloads
Print quality Vector graphics for print Collateral. Click on image to download ZIP file – 4MB.
Portrait Retail poster or Counter Stand. Editable Print-Ready PDF & imagery. Click on image to download ZIP file – 107MB.
Digital graphics for websites, Emails, Powerpoint and video use. Click on image to download ZIP file – 9MB.
High Quality Billboard / Signage Downloads
Pohutukawa beach background imagery for billboard signage. Click on size to download from Dropbox LARGE (4mtr) 86MB. SMALL (2mtr) 15MB
Printer ready Billboard with graphics for LARGE size up to 4m. Click on image to download PDF from Dropbox 340MB.
Ideas for Churches
More Ideas for Churches
ENCOURAGE THE ‘BIG IDEA’
– Download ‘Wanted’ posters JPEG or PDF or one with photo examples HERE.
– Model and share the ideas above for individuals and businesses.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION — collaborate to remind your city of the Christ of CHRISTmas!
Use creativity and courage for united CHRISTmas events to share the Hope that we have. Some brilliant examples below.
New Plymouth — churches have combined previously to present CHRISTmas dramas and theatricals to thousands of school children – also in 2019 there was united effort with nativity stickers they created for many cars, plus window decal in many windows around the city.
Levin — the churches float was a multi-stage story — and won the competition in 2019 – for more CLICK HERE.
Tauranga — a ‘walk-through’ nativity theatrical called ‘The Road To Bethlehem’ is hosted annually at the SDA Church, with a dozen churches uniting in the effort. Also a Hikoi is organised by the central churches from church to church.
New Lynn, Auckland — a local church is invited back yearly by the Business Association for the Christmas Family event — they share what they’ve done CLICK HERE
Ngāruawāhia, Waikato — have run a successful Nativity Booth for over 5 years — check out their STORY HERE
Cambridge (and other places) — combined carol gathering and concerts are hosted.
What about a Billboard? — Churches can rally together to sponsor a nativity billboard! Graphics downloadable on this page and we invite you to use the Hope Project’s design HERE. This can promote the Hope Project OR your own sponsors. Contact us for resizing or logo change-outs.
Resources for social media
PRODUCTS – that will help achieve the goal
$35 + p&p each – click images to purchase
The New Zealand Church has the capacity to see Christ re-established in CHRISTmas in this nation – but only if we have a vision for this, and will work in unison toward it. Together we can!