the many meanings of christmas
Pumpkin pie and cornbread dressing. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Reading The Night Before Christmas to my kids at bedtime. Watching my children count down the days until Christmas on our advent calendar. My son’s excitement as he gets to turn on the lights on the tree each day. My wooden nativity set with the little baby Jesus that looks like an almond. Singing along to holiday music as I wrap presents. Setting out homemade cookies for Santa, along with a glass of milk in case he gets thirsty. Seeing the wonderment and awe in my children’s eyes on Christmas morning as they see that Santa has visited in the middle of the night. Gathering with our family on Christmas day. The beauty of giving to others. Joy. Contentment. Peace. Gratitude.
I hope you have a Christmas filled with love and happiness. From my family to yours, merry Christmas!