Christmas traditions are a great way for a family to bond and create memories together. But more than that, traditions present the perfect opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
Children often associate Christmas with gift giving and the Christmas decors but what do these really mean? Why do we do these every Chrisrmas season? I am grateful that along with the kids, we discuss what these symbols stand for and learn that Christ is the true meaning and true reason we celebrate.
The book Adventure of Christmas by Lisa Whelchel has been a great help to our family. Every December, we read the book daily and discuss the different traditions that we do, how these traditions started and why they are important.
We read the Bible story of Jesus birth to remind us how Jesus came and what we learn from his humble story. We also are reminded of how majestic Jesus really is but chose to be born on a manger.
We read different Christmas stories together – enriching our hearts and enlightening our minds.
We do Christmas activities together. A few years ago, we put up the Jesse Tree. We went to our neighbors to sing Christmas carols. We put up Christmas decors around the house together. This year, we plan to do a Nativity scene together.
We love our Christmas traditions as they build memories and enrich our lives. What are your Christmas traditions?