birthday cake, we read Christ-focused Christmas stories, we share with them that people all over the world exchange gifts because Jesus' birthday is the biggest party of all! We give to the poor and needy as Christ asks us to. We go experience a live nativity play.
I bought this brass set in Mexico many years ago:
We decorate our tree with a great variety of ornaments. Keepsakes my mom made or bought us as kids and throughout the years, mementos from special places we've visited or lived, lovely gifts from friends and, of late, treasures crafted by our sweet kiddos. :-)
and a pop-up one from DaySpring in our family room:
Visit Imparting Grace for Home for the Holy Days 2012. Joining the fun Christmas Home Tour 'linky' at The Inspired Room and Cottage Magpie.
Same here, try to keep the focus on Jesus. Only 1 vintage looking St. Nick (above the kitchen cabinets, he was a gift and he's cool :)). I've never even been comfortable with stockings as an adult, because they've just always said "gimme" to me. I use evergreen, poinsettias, pine cones, berries, birds because I'm so thankful for God's beautiful creation. Bows & ribbon remind me of our greatest Gift. The lights (lights, candles) remind us that He is the light of the world. Even reflective bead garlands, glitter and Christmas balls can remind us that we are to reflect or shine His light to others. Nativities and angels, too of course. :)
We do a birthday party for Jesus, too - and we eat birthday cake for breakfast on Christmas Day! The kids love it, and it reminds us all why we are celebrating. Beautiful photos, Jeanne!
Thank you for inviting us in to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas. Your home is a lovely reflection of Him and what He means to you and your family. Many blessings, Jeanne! I'm so glad you joined the party! Merry Christmas,
What lovely nativities and reminders for celebrating the true reason for Christmas.
May your Christmas be full of joy!
Very beautiful and heartfelt! Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours!
I love that wreath on your door! Mostly, that your focus is on the true meaning of it all. Merry Christmas!
How beautiful, Jeanne! I just love your artwork that you've shown us here--and I especially appreciate that your artwork points to Jesus! Your house looks like an especially blessed place at Christmastime. What a great deposit you are making in the hearts of your family and friends!
Thank you so much for joining Home for the Holy Days. Every blessing to you!
Yes...Jesus is the reason for the season! For sure!!!
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