What is the reason for the season in your family? Jesus? Gifts? Decorating? Shopping? Family time? Multiple events? Aggravation? Love? Traditions?
The reasons may change as the seasons in your family's life change. Take time to prioritize what the season is all about and what is important to you and your family.
In our family, Marc and Chad have always known that we are celebrating the birth of Jesus. Knowing that, the season was still filled with long Christmas lists, trips to see Santa, choosing a meaningful ornament, decorating the tree, house and hanging the lights, baking cookies, decorating a gingerbread house and numerous holiday activities. Throughout the years, we have served others by filling shoe boxes with toys, picking names from various charities and helping others in need. As parents our goal was to show our sons that helping others is showing love.
Now that the boys are in their twenties, the Christmas lists are shorter, family time is cherished and decorating has become a very low priority in the Little Household. Traditions are such as hugging the family Christmas tree before it goes into the wood chipper still brings a smile to all of our faces.
Whatever you do this season, make sure you know the reason and not just because it is a date on the calendar.
Take time to just have fun with your family. Try this:
May your holidays be filled with love and joy.