Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the music, the decorations, the parties and especially the moments with my family.
We know for many families Christmas is a magical Santa Claus time and for others Christmas is strictly celebrated as the birth of Jesus and He is the reason for the season. For our family we have found that either way Jesus wasn't the main focus, for we weren't giving Him any gifts. Our family has chosen to celebrate the birth of Christ seperate from all other holidays, although we still include Him in our celebration because Jesus is part of everything we do. So on December 25th we give gifts to each other and we thank Him for His bounty and in the spring we set aside a day to honor Him, celebrate His birth and give Him gifts of service. This may seem strange to many but it has worked well for our family.
May you all have a wonderful and joyous Christmas and a very happy new year as you serve the Lord Jesus! May you enjoy all the sights and smells and excitement of Christmas. Lets all thank the Lord that He gives us special times of celebration to look forward to. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!