Thinking About Christmas

I know my blog posts have been so sparse in 2009.  I think that needs to be one of my 2010 goals…to post more regularly.

I have read some wonderful blog posts lately about celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas – specifically concerning what to do about Santa!  I decided I would go ahead and collect them all here for you to click over to if you so desire.

I wrote a post a few years ago about what our Chrismas traditions look like.  We added a couple more things this year, but over all they have remained the same.  We have added a Jesse Tree this year.  A Jesse Tree is basically a way of celebrating Advent, by reading from the Bible each day, starting with the beginning, and working its way all the way up to Jesus’ birth.  We have a small tree for our Jesse Tree, and each day we hang a new small ornament on the tree, that symbolizes what was just read for the day.  The kids have really enjoyed adding this  new tradition.

Here are the links to some wonderful articles I have read lately on having a Christ-centered Chrstmas….enjoy!

You’d Better Watch Out, You’d Better Not Cry – By Amber, A Classic Housewife Blog

Celebrate Santa? – Carolyn Mahaney, Girl Talk Blog

Thinking About Santa –  By Noel Piper, Desiring God Blog

If Not Santa, What? – by Noel Piper, Desiring God Blog

And, a few pictures of the kids decorating the tree this year.  It is so much fun watching them, and so neat that they can basically decorate it themselves now!! 🙂

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