What Matters Most:
Christmas, Gifts and Giving…Is There Room For Santa?
What does Christmas mean to you and your family? How do the holidays look in your home? What things make your heart sing when you think of the Christmas Season? If you’re honest with yourself, is it more about getting that one perfect gift or is Christmas more about spending time with family and friends? Do you go all out and decorate with those adorable snowman, reindeer & Santa? Does your family combine both Jesus birth and the fun of Santa & Snowmen? Or is it important to your family that there be absolutely no talk of Santa or of hanging of stockings in your home?
The way our family celebrates Christmas today looks very different than it did 19 years ago. Stepping back into time some 18+ years ago when our first child was born, we were that family that would have nothing to do with Santa, reindeer, hanging up stockings, or any hopes that Saint Nick would soon appear. Nor was “Twas The Night Before Christmas” being read to our children with Dasher, Dancer, Comet or Cupid let alone Rudolph or sugar plum fairies dancing & prancing around on our roof or in our children’s heads. Sure, we had a tree and gave gifts but there was no room for Santa and his reindeer in our house.
Here’s how our Christmas celebration has evolved..