Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas Traditions

I love Christmas. Not as much as some people, but I still love it.
My family doesn't go overboard with it because we believe that the main focus of the day should be on Jesus as the 'Reason for the Season'. However, we still give presents and eat good food :)

A few of the Christmas traditions that my family has are:

1. Kris Kringle
This is where each person puts their name (along with 2 or 3 things that they want) into a hat. Each person draws a name, and then buys that person a gift to the equivalent of $30. It cuts down on the expense of buying presents, and means that each person gets something they want.

2. Nativity Scene
There's always a Nativity Scene no matter where we are. Most years we've had the same nativity scene up (one that my parents have had for years), but this year we're at my sisters' place, and she has a Willow Tree nativity scene up.

3. We always read the story of Jesus' birth

Last Christmas we went to Stansbury for a week, and this year we've gone to Mt. Gambier for Christmas. As much as I hate being away from home, and being unable to go to my church's Christmas Eve and Day services, I do enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of things (in a sense) and being able to relax a bit :)

I love Christmas, and I love the way my family celebrates it :)

Hope everyone has a very blessed Christmas!!!