I want to share a simple tradition that our family has that has brought a lot of joy and Christ-like feelings during the Christmas season for us. It’s so easy for us (and our kids!) to start thinking a whole lot about ourselves during the holidays. What do I want for Christmas? How many presents am I going to get? What is Santa going to bring ME? I feel like this little tradition has helped get the focus off of “me, me, me”, at least a little, and thinking of others.
On the first day of December (or you know, some time during the first week if we miss the first day), we put everyone’s name in a jar and pick names.… Read the rest