Monday, December 7, 2009

Celebrating our Savior

Every year we get funny looks from people when we tell them that "We dont do Santa". From the time our first child was little we knew we did not want Christmas to be about Santa and presents, but about Christ. We also felt that there was no need to lie to our children about some jolly fat man who would bring them presents if they were good. That just seemed to be sending the wrong message!
I feel such pride in my children when some one asks them about Santa and they respond that Santa isnt real and that what we celebrate is Jesus Birthday. =-}
One of the ways we make Christmas Christ centered is we read from the scriptures about the birth of our Savior throughout the month.We also make a "birthday cake" for Jesus.
How do you all keep your focus on Christ this holiday season?

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