It's so easy to get wrapped up (literally!🎁) with the Holiday Season. After all, it's the best time to eat cake, wait for Santa, eat cake, see friends, eat cake, go sledging, eat cake, sing carols, and - did I say eat cake?
Unfortunately, many Christians give up the true meaning of Christmas for the worlds one (and I'm sure you'll know it all too well) - Santa, presents, treats, friends, laughter, memories, etc. Our family doesn't do Santa, but that's another topic. The point is, these things are all okay, except when we replace Jesus with them.
Even the true meaning of Christmas is often altered. For example, when the Wise Men came to Jesus, He was not still in the stable, as a lot of Christians seem to think. Though these people should not be condemned, we should make our own decision over whether we should believe this or not.
Though we do not have these at the centre of our Christmas, we still have traditions every year. For example, our Advent candle (main picture), our Nativity Scene (pictured above), which was from The Leprosy Mission, a wreath or garland, stockings on Christmas Eve, singing carols, decorating the house... these are all simple ideas that are fun and easy to do.
So, keep Christ at the centre of your Christmas, and a blessed Advent to you all! 😊