Tis the season!
For giving away gifts (we’ll get to that in a minute!). For trees and lights, poinsettias and holly. For Deck the Halls and Oh Holy Night. For It’s a Wonderful Life and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. For freshly fallen snow, baking cookies, sipping hot chocolate, wrapping presents, hanging stockings, and that red kettle outside of stores.
Most importantly, ’tis the season for celebrating the amazing miracle that is God incarnate.
That’s what advent is all about.
Expectantly awaiting that one moment in history when everything changed.
When God reached down into humanity and said, “I will be your rescue.”
Immanuel. God with us.
This is the first year my (not so) little man seems to “get it”. And his innocent, childlike excitement is contagious.
He was busting at the seems to decorate the tree….
To make his homemade advent calendar…..
To put up his own little Christmas nightlight in his room…We listened to Christmas music and we counted Hershey kisses and talked about the first Christmas lights and the meaning of the star at the top of our tree.
It was a fun, magical night.
I hope one of many more to come.
Let’s Talk: How do you prepare for Christmas? What are your favorite Christmas traditions?
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Basket contents: Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows by moi, Made to Last by Melissa Tagg, Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putnam, Catch a Falling Star by Beth Vogt, The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd, A Sweethaven Christmas by Courtney Walsh, an advanced reader copy of Kristy Cambron’s debut novel, The Butterfly and the Violin. As well as Peppermint Twist lotion from Bath and Body Works, Heartstrings Stringed Quartet Christmas CD, a handmade ceramic hummingbird ornament, two $5 gift cards to Starbucks, Christmas in Connecticut DVD, and a piece of handcrafted art by Courtney Walsh.