Our tree ornaments sparkle. Christmas lights make our dark nights friendly. Colorful paper hides boxes turning them into objects of excitement. Family Christmas traditions begin to appear. Through the eyes of a child, this holiday is full of wonder. Transforming Christmas into a magical holiday for all!
What makes Christmas different from other holidays is the warmth that is shared. It is the most complicated of holidays for the work it requires us to do. Long before Santa arrives there is decorating, shopping, baking, and making time to remember those who we may not see or hear from as often.
Christ was born in a manger (trough or open box in which feed for livestock was placed). With little around Him to start. This celebration of His birth, brings the warmth He found in this manger into each of our homes. A warmth that builds through our presence in each other’s lives. As we age, it’s not the gifts that matter but more importantly the blessings of good health and peace within each of our family’s homes.
Christmas is a simple day meant to be enjoyed after all of the work is done. Filled with energy that is amplified when celebrated with children. Opening our hearts to the many Christmas memories of the past while finding new ways to bring them to life again to share with those much younger.
Enjoy the long holiday weekend.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays to All!