“I’m participating in the Keeping Christ in Christmas Blog Carnival, hosted by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We’ll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on Jesus as the Reason for the Christmas season. Please scroll down to the end of the post to see the list of carnival entries.”
Christmas is my favorite season of the year. Probably because every one is extra nice, and because I get to spend some time with special people like family and friends. But more than that, I love Christmas because we are celebrating the birth of Christ. But through the years, I have noticed that Christmas has become more of a “gift giving” season rather than celebrating the birth of Christ. Seldom do we hear families reflecting on who Christ is and what Christmas really means.
For our family, we have started to do different Christmas family traditions where we focus on Christ. This year, we started our Jesse Tree. Every day, we read Bible verses starting with God’s creation of the world until the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This is how our Jesse Tree looks like right now.
Last year, we went through the book The Adventure of Christmas. It is a good way to understand where several of our Christmas traditions come from. Like the Christmas tree, the Christmas lights, candy cane and why we decorate the Christmas tree. We get to be reminded why we do all of these fun fare during the Christmas season.
A few weeks before Christmas, our family sings Christmas carols which reflect Christ’s birth and life. We get reminded that it is all about his birth which makes Christmas special. We also remember that He came to earth to give His life for us. We do our share by giving our best to the poor and less fortunate people of our society. Giving and sharing is what makes Christmas really special.
How do you and your family keep Christ is Christmas? Share them with us!
Here are the links to the other blog carnival participants. I hope you’ll take the time to visit them and leave a comment on their posts! The list will be updated throughout the day, so please do come back and check on them. God bless us all!
Homeschool Mosaics: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Joy: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Advent Interruptions
The Breadbox Letters: Interrupted by Glory
TwentyTuesdayAfternoons: Keeping Christ in Christmas/ The Season of Giving / A Wee Bit of Beach Holiday Angst
The Learning Basket: Staying With the Nativity Story
Tercets: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Rosary Mom: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Ate Maui: Hoping and Bringing Hope
Written By the Finger of God: 12 Traditions for Keeping Christ in Christmas
Dominique’s Desk: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Felix at Fifty: What Jesus Wants for Christmas
Mommy Bares All: Birthday Cake for the Birthday Boy on Christmas Day
Between Now and Later: Keeping Christ in Christmas, I am trying…
Lique’s Antics: Family Antics: Christmas Reflection
Life of Fortunate Chances: Our First Ever Christmas: Keeping Christ in Christmas
The Mommy Journey: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Roller Coaster Ride: How to Remind Your Kids of Jesus Christ This Christmas
Cymplified: Christ -Centered Christmas: Cymplified!
Mountain Grace: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Touring Kitty: Grown-up Christmas List
Mommy Chinkysoup for the Soul: A Very Special Christmas
City Girl, Country Home: Finding Jesus in a Flurry
Coffee Moments with Sam: Christmas Unwrapped: 5 Presents Our Kids Truly Deserve
Raising Lifelong Learners: Keeping Christ in Christmas
The Diary of a Sower: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Celebrating the Golden Days
Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Raising (and Teaching) Little Saints: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Truly Rich Mom: The Greatest Gift of All This Christmas
Joy-Filled Family: CHRIST in Christmas
Blueberry 010: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Jesus is the Reason for the Season
Deeper Truth Blog: Keeping Christ in Christmas Carnival
Holy Ducklings: 10 Ways to Make Advent Special for Your Little Ducklings
Green Eggs and Moms: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Green Eggs & Moms Style!