We are having a challenge over at the Oasis! My friend and DT member Melita has a blog challenge regarding how you feel about Christmas. Do you think it is too commercialized? Do you teach your kids the true meaning of Christmas? Check out the challenge at www.scrapbook-oasis.com
Here are a few of my thoughts:
I have always loved Christmas. As a kid I remember being so excited about all the presents I would get. Well, now I have kids of my own and they are counting down the days until Santa Claus comes! It is all very exciting. We even have a little "countdown to Christmas" chalkboard. The kids change the number of days every morning. I need to get out to the stores and finish all my shopping. We still need to put up a tree and get some lights outside. So...do I think that Christmas is commercialized??? For sure!
Not that I think the whole Santa, reindeer and present thing is ridiculous I just know that some people, including myself, don't always think about Jesus when Christmas is mentioned. I talked to Kate this afternoon about what Christmas really is and she didn't know it is Jesus' birthday. I actually felt bad. Like I wasn't teaching my kids enough. I did talk to her and she mentioned her Grandma's manger set. She said it was so pretty and she couldn't wait to go over and see where she is going to put it this year.
One thing I do know is even though we think about Santa and presents and getting together with our family. I do know and do care that it has a much bigger meaning than just gift giving!