You know, "Jingle Bells" playing in the supermarket when you're shopping for your turkey dinner?
Thanksgiving is worth celebrating, a time to pause and give thanks to the Lord. And in our household, we enjoy Thanksgiving Day tremendously.
But once the last Thanksgiving dish is washed, I don't waste any time heralding the Christmas season!
Today was Deck The Halls day at our home. The Christmas bins came out of storage. Garlands and lights went up everywhere. The boys got out all their holiday books and toys.
Traditionally, we have Christmas music playing all day, but I can't find any of our holiday CD's. One of the hazards of moving twice in 18 months, I think....
Ken and I snuggled on the couch this evening and looked through all of the Christmas cards and family photos we received last year.
We are looking forward to a meaningful advent season. I'd like to fill it up with old traditions, but also add a few new ones.
So, tell me, friends, what are your families' best Christmas traditions? And, especially, traditions that center your hearts and minds on Jesus Christ?