Here is what Christmas Is to our family.
– hoping for snow but never usually getting it
– singing Silent Night by candlelight at midnight in German
– stocking stuffer shopping with my mom at Walgreen’s Christmas Eve morning
– making messes in the kitchen with the kids
– missing loved ones
– listening to Christmas music while licking envelopes
– oranges, peppermint, and clove
– eating spaghetti and meatballs on Christmas Eve
– having an excuse to have cookies in the kitchen at any given time.
– opening and listening to the Ashland University Christmas card with tears in my eyes (2004 is my personal favorite)
– the only time of year I use Karo syrup
– taking a winter walk on Christmas Eve
– Salvation Army bells
– wrapping presents while the kids are sleeping
– footie pajamas and morning eyes
– parties with appetizers
– Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
– the glow of tree lights
– crinkling shopping bags
– staying up a little late on a school night to watch Charlie Brown and Rudolph
These things and more are what Christmas means to our family.
What does Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanzaa mean to you and your family?