Traditions are our friends. They can help keep life’s most important things at front and center.
As a father, I am on the hunt for new traditions for my family for Christmas, in particular. Some recent discoveries:
- The Heitland “Christmas stocking mailbox” – leave encouraging notes in hung stockings throughout Christmas season.
- The Weaver “everybody sleep in the same room on Christmas Eve night”.
- The Borghi “blueberry coffeecake with birthday candles for Jesus”
My favorite traditions with Brenda and the kids has to include the Christmas Eve service with the church and our reading of Luke chapters 1 & 2 while placing nativity figurines in our creche scene on Christmas morning.
Good Christmas traditions serve to point out that the Lord Jesus Christ, his birth as a baby & coming to earth as the God-man Savior, is the sole reason for Christmastime and our only hope and joy all year long.
What Christ-centered traditions fill your Christmas festivities?