Keeping Christ in Christmas
“I’m participating in the Keeping Christ in Christmas Blog Carnival, hosted by Raising (& Teaching) Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We’ll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on Jesus as the Reason for the Christmas season. Please scroll down to the end of the post to see the list of carnival entries.”
Christmas is around the corner. It is a season for enjoyment and festivities. However one more important fact is that it is a time of celebration of the birth of one of the most important person – Jesus Christ. The birth of Christ our saviour and how he has come into the world to save us should rightfully be the highlight of the celebration.
The sacrifice that he made to redeem mankind and his unyielding love for us is what should be celebrated instead of the prominent commercialization of Christmas. Buying of gifts and splurging on Christmas decorations and parties are not we will be doing this year.
There will be no tree and not even any form of decorations put up in the house as I feel that it is only unnecessary expenses purchasing such deco. I don’t believe in focusing on self gratification and material possessions through feasting and gift giving during this period. Instead I will be focusing on being more spiritually in sync with God and teaching the kids about the meaning behind the birth of Jesus. The meaning of hope for the Jews with the birth and how by being faithful and trusting in GOD will lead us to salvation.
The kids and I will read about the Christmas Story and learn about the birth of Christ on Christmas Day. We will also cut a small cake and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus too.
What will you be doing this Christmas?
Click on the links below to visit the other participants in the carnival.
Homeschool Mosaics: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Joy: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Advent Interruptions
The Breadbox Letters: Interrupted by Glory
TwentyTuesdayAfternoons: Keeping Christ in Christmas/ The Season of Giving / A Wee Bit of Beach Holiday Angst
The Learning Basket: Staying With the Nativity Story
Tercets: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Rosary Mom: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Ate Maui: Hoping and Bringing Hope
Written By the Finger of God: 12 Traditions for Keeping Christ in Christmas
Dominique’s Desk: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Felix at Fifty: What Jesus Wants for Christmas
Mommy Bares All: Birthday Cake for the Birthday Boy on Christmas Day
Between Now and Later: Keeping Christ in Christmas, I am trying…
Lique’s Antics: Family Antics: Christmas Reflection
Life of Fortunate Chances: Our First Ever Christmas: Keeping Christ in Christmas
The Mommy Journey: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Roller Coaster Ride: How to Remind Your Kids of Jesus Christ This Christmas
Cymplified: Christ -Centered Christmas: Cymplified!
Mountain Grace: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Touring Kitty: Grown-up Christmas List
Mommy Chinkysoup for the Soul: A Very Special Christmas
City Girl, Country Home: Finding Jesus in a Flurry
Coffee Moments with Sam: Christmas Unwrapped: 5 Presents Our Kids Truly Deserve
Raising Lifelong Learners: Keeping Christ in Christmas
The Diary of a Sower: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Celebrating the Golden Days
Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Raising (and Teaching) Little Saints: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Truly Rich Mom: The Greatest Gift of All This Christmas
Joy-Filled Family: CHRIST in Christmas
Blueberry 010: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Jesus is the Reason for the Season
Deeper Truth Blog: Keeping Christ in Christmas Carnival
Holy Ducklings: 10 Ways to Make Advent Special for Your Little Ducklings
Green Eggs and Moms: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Green Eggs & Moms Style!
December 20, 2012 @ 9:27 am
Yes, let us keep Christ in Christmas.
December 20, 2012 @ 9:29 am
The kids should be in touch with Christ in Chistmas… they are usually deviated by the other trimmings of Christmas!
December 20, 2012 @ 11:51 am
i agree.. sometimes the spirit of christmas is bout Jesus not the decors or gifts.. 🙂
Lena ~ JOYfilledfamily
December 20, 2012 @ 2:55 pm
i am drawn to a similar simplicity and austerity as you mention. it is not easy to live such a counter-cultural life in the world today. may the good Lord reward you for seeking to please Him, alone!
ad Jesum per Mariam, lena
December 20, 2012 @ 4:25 pm
To celebrate Christmas simply is wonderful. I really believe Christmas should not be a cause of stress for everyone.
December 20, 2012 @ 7:59 pm
With commercialism around, the real meaning of Christmas is almost forgotten. This activity will be a good reminder for both the young and the young at heart.
December 22, 2012 @ 1:53 am
Visiting from the Keeping Christ in Christmas Carnival…
I applaud you for taking an over-the-top commercialized holiday and paring it down to its true meaning and significance. Especially if all the trappings of the holiday (the decorations, gifts, etc.) just cause a lot of stress for you. I doubt that Our Father wants it to be a stressful holiday! For me, it is a constant struggle to keep the secular balanced with the spiritual, so that the secular doesn’t overtake the spiritual aspects of the holiday. But I do get joy in presenting well-thought out gifts (which need not be expensive) to the special people in my life. I try to spread it out a bit from December 25-January 6, so that the joy doesn’t end in just one day.
Wishing you a meaningful Christmas filled with love and joy!
December 31, 2012 @ 12:00 am
Hi Dominique! 🙂 So sorry for the late comment. Thank you SO much for joining the carnival! 🙂 I LOVED reading your post — I admire you for keeping Christmas so simple yet meaningful! 🙂 May God bless you and your family always!