I wanted to take the time for us to think and reflect on what is really important during this time of year, as well as throughout the year.
Very often, during this time of year, we all worry about the gifts we are going to give or receive from others. For other’s it is about time off from work, and/or time with family. Either way, I hope what I am about to share, helps you to reflect on: “The Reason You Celebrate This Season”.
Below are some tidbits of information I would like to share with you.
Maybe some of this you know, maybe some or all of this is very new to you. Either way, I hope it is something to broaden your knowledge and enlighten you on why you celebrate this time of year.
CHRISTMAS AS A CULTURAL AND
As Americans began to embrace Christmas as a perfect family holiday, old customs were unearthed. People looked toward recent immigrants and Catholic and Episcopalian churches to see how the day should be celebrated.
In the next 100 years, Americans built a Christmas tradition all their own that included pieces of many other customs, including decorating trees, sending holiday cards and gift-giving.
Although most families quickly bought into the idea that they were celebrating Christmas how it had been done for centuries, Americans had really re-invented a holiday to fill the cultural needs of a growing nation.
Why do I share this, because, I feel its important we know why we do things we do, and be intentional about out actions.
So…As a growing Nation with daily changes in cultural needs…No Judgement.
How do YOU celebrate Christmas?
As a single parent, do you spend it with just you and your kids, do you have a significant other?
Do you spend it with family and/or friend?
Is Jesus the reason for your Christmas Season?
Is Santa Clause and presents what you seek?
Let’s not worry so much about how many or what types of gifts are under the Christmas Tree.
Let us focus on family, gratitude, and knowing Love is truly a gift to be given and received.
Wherever you are: