As a Christian I believe and keep the true meaning of Christmas- Jesus. I also completely enjoy the traditional trappings of Christmastime. I revel in this time of year. The world celebrates, they have parties, hang lights, decorate trees and strive to spend more time with they ones they love. Some may even stumble into a church. Their actions may not convey their beliefs but they are still reminders of the birth of Jesus and his blessings which are poured on us all whether we choose to believe in him or not.
I trimmed the tree. (happy to have my new Moomin House ormanent)
I decked the halls, the mantle and yes...even the skulls for Christmas.
I made little tags while fondly thinking of the people who will receive them.
I baked cookies with my girls. Yes! More Moomin.
And a gingerbread house for them to decorate.
We even had fun celebrating this one's Christmastime birthday (two years old) with veggies and a new hairstyle.
Sure I have fun with holidays and seasons, but I never forget who it is that gave us the seasons, the animals, the beauty of this earth and then even his own life.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens