This week's blog cruise asks: How does your family celebrate the holidays?
There is something about family traditions that are so special. The things we look forward to each year can really make or break the holiday season. I know there are several activities we do during the Christmas season that really make it complete.
The first thing I do once November hits is find a radio station playing Christmas music. I know, many think this is too early, but, for me, the season passes by way too quickly without starting early. It gets us all in the mood as we enjoy singing the old carols driving down the road.
Throughout December, we burn scented candles, light the fireplace, and play Christmas music. It’s such a festive time.
December also starts the baking season. We make peanut clusters, muddy buddies, snowball cookies, and decorate sugar cookies. This has to be strategically planned so we can leave a few out for Santa. I always bake a huge batch of pumpkin bread to share with friends.
The Christmas Cantata at church is an event we always look forward to. Both my hubby’s mother and aunt sing in the choir. Focusing on the reason for the season is the most important aspect of celebrating.
Finally, as the holiday approaches, we have our get-togethers.
My husband’s father’s family plans a get-together where we share gifts and food and fellowship. Each year we wonder why it takes a holiday to bring us together. Maybe this year, we’ll break that tradition and spend time together after the holidays.
This season is truly magical! I can’t imagine the holidays without begin surrounded by friends and family basking in the gift of our Lord Jesus Christ.