I can hardly believe that the New Year is just around the corner. This year has gone by so fast it is hard to believe. But before we jump into 2011, I want to share with you about my Christmas.
Although Christmas isn’t our major holiday (Easter is), we have a lot of fun celebrating it. As with every holiday at our house, we give it our own little twist. One of my favorite things we do differently is that we make Christmas last all day. We open gifts one by one, enjoy them, spend time together and eat between gifts. Pretty fun, right?
Another thing that you will find very different in our house is the decorations. While we do have a tree, a beautiful one that our grandmother gave us that we enjoy, we have nativities everywhere. In this way remind ourselves of the reason for the season.
Probably the oddest thing we do on Christmas is we turn off all electronics for the most part. If fact, this year, we took off almost a week to spend time together. It is hard sometimes for me, who is used to spending about four hours a day alone writing on the computer, to not turn it on but is it a good reminder of what is really important.
One of the last things we do on Christmas is turn off all the lights, light candles and sit around singing Christmas carols. It is a perfect way to end out Christmas festivities and I think a perfect way to end this post.