Ahhhh.. Christmas. It’s one of the best times of the year. Even before our son was born, I planned the ways we would celebrate this beautiful time. I knew I wanted Christmas to mean something. To be special. And not because of the elaborate parties or expensive gifts, but because it was focused on celebrating the birth of the Savior of the World. So, I spend hours combing the internet for ideas. I did Google searches, hopped from blog to blog, and sifted through the Elf on the Shelf pins on Pinterest. It took time, but I found a lot of good ideas. As Christmas was approaching once again this year, I was thinking back to all that research I had done. I thought: “What if there was a way to make that process easier?” And an idea was born. I reached out to other bloggers and a new series was developed, one I hope to cultivate for years to come.
I am very excited to announce that coming in December will be a series completely devoted to gathering together ways to keep Christ at the center of Christmas. Yes, some of these traditions and ideas you will not be able to incorporate into this year’s celebrations, but I think that’s a good thing. Take some time to reflect on them and on your current ways of celebrating the season. Take time to think through what will work best and be the most meaningful for your family. Take time to make the traditions yours. And don’t go trying to start them all at once. I’ve found that trying out one or two at a time is perfect. Keep it simple and find your own rhythm for celebrating the season.
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