The beauty of the season can be seen all around us right now. It is in the smiling faces of the children on Santa's lap. It is on the snow covered tree's and the bright shiny lights covering all the houses on the street. It is in the kind words of strangers wishing you a Merry Christmas and the ringing of the bell's on the corner to donate to those in need.
I love to shop--to give and receive gifts, but it is so important to take the time to really recognize the reason for the season and to spend time and appreciate the ones we love.
In my world, Jesus truly is the reason we celebrate Christmas and for a shopaholic like me, that can be easy to overlook in a time of mass consumerism. I am going to take extra time this year to really focus on God and his blessings and the people around me that make Christmas so very special!
"But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord." Luke 2:10,11
I was so blessed to be able to go cut down a Christmas Tree with my hubby's family. The day was gorgeous and I even got a little down and dirty and helped carry the tree out! (this is saying a lot considering I had on my brand-new coat ha but totally worth it!) It is our first live one and already Gemma loves to drink the water out of the tree stand ha! But it is beautiful and makes my home feel so cozy and full of love.
I hope you don't let the madness of the season totally cover your Christmas joy--take the time to enjoy it, recongize what it means, and love the people you get to spend it with!
Thank you for stopping by & enjoy your weekend!
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