Monday, December 13, 2010


As a young family, we want to have meaningful family traditions that our children can take ownership of and identify as memories of love in the years to come.  Here are a few traditions that we have adopted or have considered implementing:

  • Keeping our Christmas cards we receive from other people in a box in order to pray for the families who sent us the cards through out the following year.
  • Giving three gifts to each other for Christmas just like the wise men presented to Jesus.  Wrap each gift in a special wrapping paper.  The gold paper represents baby Jesus' present of gold which we consider a spiritual gift/something to help us grow in our relationship with God.  The myrrh is wrapped in silver paper representing a need.  The incense is wrapped in fun wrapping paper representing a want/something fun
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. - {Matthew 2:11 NIV}
  • Work together as a family to give to someone or a cause outside our comfortable home.
What are your traditions?  How do you celebrate Christmas at your house?

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