I can tell from my neighbor’s musical lawn ornaments that Christmas is upon us. Every year on December 1st, our neighbor Bob puts out his giant inflatable caroling snowmen and ornamental reindeer made out of sticks. It’s a weird and wonderfully merry sight that my kids have come to know and love.
Bob’s festive lawn paired with the piles of toy catalogs that my children have painstakingly researched in the hopes of their wish list materializing under the tree has become the stuff our holidays are made of.
But when Boy Wonder told me, “Mom, did you know the word ‘Christ’ is in Christmas?” last Sunday after church, I realized we had a situation.
Hey, I’m down with celebrating jolly old Saint Nick and the presents he brings my kids in spite of their questionable behavior, but it seemed as though our family somehow lost sight of the real reason for the season.
Whether your family is religious or not, we can all take this holiday season to reflect, give thanks, and remember the importance of family.
Take a look at 7 ways my family is choosing to remember that Christmas isn’t just about the presents:
How do you make Christmas about more than presents?
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