It’s Christmas week! I’ve gone back and forth about what to do with the blog this week–to post or not to post? Ultimately, I’ve decided to spend the week enjoying Christmas with my family. I know Five Fact Friday’s the best day of the week, but I promise to do a really great one next week 🙂
I’ve been thinking for a few weeks about celebrating Christmas with children. Next year will probably be the start of “real” Christmas at our house, when kids are old enough to start really comprehending some of the concepts behind the holiday. I’ve enjoyed reading about what other families are doing, how they’re sharing special messages, and teaching their little ones what values are most important during the season.
We’ve enjoyed playing with our nativity sets, looking at Christmas lights, enjoying lots of hot chocolate, and singing Christmas carols. I’ve been listening to the audio version of the Book of Luke while I get ready in the mornings, and it’s been so wonderful to listen to! I also really appreciate watching Christmas videos like this one and these ones that are so good at showing what Christmas is all about. As our children are capable of understanding more, I want to teach them about giving and service, whether that’s donating old toys or bringing dinner or treats to neighbors or families in need. Most of all, I want them to know how important this season is to me.
I know everyone’s busy and has a thousand things going on this week, but if you have a minute, I’d love it if you’d share…
How do you make the Christmas season special? How do you share your moral and religious values with your kids this time of year? What makes Christmas meaningful to your family?
Whatever you are celebrating this season, whoever you’re celebrating with, I wish you a very happy Christmas. To those suffering the loss, struggling through personal trials, illness, or loneliness, I wish you peace and comfort. Wishing you the very best, friends. Merry Christmas!
p.s. This is our favorite from last year.