Are you like my family with Christmas traditions?!?! Do you have so many it’s sometimes hard to remember them all, and keep up with them?
Moving the “elf” (everyone’s missed this one a time or twenty)
Picking the PERFECT tree🎄🎄🎄 (from Lowes 😂)
Making the gingerbread house/houses (village in my case)
Putting an ornament on the advent tree
Going to see Santa
Riding the Pink Pig (Macy’s ATL)🐷
Putting a tree in EVERY room… 🙊
Eating the candy from the advent house (my kids NEVER forget this one)
Sending the pajamas from the North Pole (everyone does this right? 😬)
Making the same favorite dishes year-after-year because you just CAN’T break TRADITION!
I could go on and on all day about all of the Christmas traditions we crazy humans carry, but eventually my tiny fingers would get tired of typing😂
It’s true though…
I’m not exactly sure what’s happened to me this year- It’s like a lightbulb has come on- I’ve been paying a lot of attention not only to my families traditions, but also to friends. Let me tell you, these traditions we collect can get quite time consuming and lead to exhaustion-burnout quick!
Whew! I’m tired just thinking about it.
I guess what I’m trying to say is sometimes we get so carried away that again we miss what Christmas is about… I hate sounding cliche, but here’s the truth:
Christmas is Christmas even if you forget a tradition. Christmas will still come and go even if you forget to put three days worth of ornaments on the advent tree. Christmas will still be Christmas without a visit to Santa. It will still be Christmas even IF… WAIT FOR IT I didn’t put a tree in every room😬😬
Christmas is Christmas with or without traditions!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m preaching to the choir here… sometimes I will break my neck to keep a tradition alive (guilty of it this season, and every season I’ve ever lived) but sometimes we might need to be okay breaking tradition.
After all, Christmas is still Christmas because the only tradition that matters, and the only tradition that can never go away, is the celebration of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
This year as we carry out our traditions let us keep our focus on the most important one and not get carried away because Christmas will still be Christmas and that’s a tradition!