Christmas Eve candle-lite service, caroling, hot chocolate, reading the Christmas story
from the bible and the smell of a fresh cut pine tree
Elf on the shelf, Wisemen and Angels in the Christmas play at church, singing your hearts out at the school holiday concert and displaying the only stocking you had since you were a child
Sprinkling reindeer food on the front lawn Christmas Eve, Christmas lights outside, leaving cookies and milk out for Santa and gingerbread houses that always fall down
Ringing of the bells on Christmas morning to celebrate our Saviors birth, getting up at the crack of dawn to peek under the tree, mommy kissing Santa Claus ( but I won't tell), evergreens
on the decorated mantle
School parties, teacher gifts, homemade ornaments, the
dreaded family picture and letters to Santa to let him know that
I have been good all year
Giving our favorite toys to a child in need, paying it forward, feeling a tremendous amount of love and joy in the house and helping mom decorate the Christmas Tree
This is what makes the Christmas season celebration so alive and special in our home.
Whatever the traditions, he is the reason we celebrate.
From my family to yours, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.