Thinking of Christmas

Happy winter! It’s that time of year when we eagerly anticipate the holidays! Then they sneak up on us and before we know it — it’s the middle of January!

With Christmas in mind, I was contemplating how it means so much, yet it is so different and a unique experience for the individual. Some people think of Christmas as sleigh rides in the cold, a tree that glistens of tinsel and decorations of silver and gold. Others think of Christmas as stockings, dressed in red, a crackling glowing fireplace and a warm and cozy bed.

Some people think of Christmas as focus filled with glee, sharing stories, fun and laughter and gather around the tree. Others think of Christmas as gifts wrapped up in blue, writing letters to their loved ones and Christmas caroling too! Some think of Christmas as snow falling to the ground, the hustle and bustle of shoppers and the joy that’s spread around.

Yet for me, as I think of Christmas my first thoughts turn to Christ and family gathering around and thanking God for my many blessings.

This Christmas season — what comes to your mind? Whats your most memorable Christmas? What has been your most unique Christmas? Can you smell Christmas? Can you see Christmas? Can you hear it? Share the story.