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Tip Junkie asked an important question that I believe is needs to be considered at this time of year..... How do you keep the Christ in Christmas?
So, I would like to share one thing that I do in my family. Each year, usually at a family home evening a couple weeks ahead of Christmas, we sit down and talk about the Christmas story, then we remind our children and ourselves that all the hoop-la around Christmas time is to celebrate Christ's birth. And what do we do for him? Good question! I know that I love getting presents on my birthday, so why can't we give Christ a present for Christmas?
We all write down something that we want to do for Christ for his birthday. It is usually an action, whether it be serving someone else, or doing something that we know Christ would want us to be doing for ourselves. Once we have all written something or multiple things down, we put it in a small box and wrap the box. We keep the box somewhere in the home that we can continually be reminded of it during the holiday season.
In my years of experiencing this tradition, I have found that I am more inclined to think about what I promised Christ that I would do for him over the holiday season (and throughout the whole year).
And, One other tradition, that I need to get together... My mom use to have a binder and for each day of December leading up to Christmas, there was a short story that was associated with a Christmas full of Service and Christ. We would read one story every evening, but somewhere along the way it was lost, and my mom doesn't have the binder anymore. Does anyone know of anything like this? I would love to do this with my family.
I am curious as well...what traditions or things do you do to remember Christ during the Holiday Season?
By Tamber at Tuesday, December 09, 2008