The Christmas season is here! This season brings lots of activities, events, gift buying and Christmas parties. It seems like there is more and more every year! I will be the first to admit that the busyness of the season often times takes precedence because we are trying to do so many things and make sure we hit all of our Christmas traditions.
Some traditions are fun, some need to be banned (i.e. The Elf on the Shelf, can I get an amen?) and some are the ones that your family will remember. The other day my oldest son, who is 16, told me that his favorite Christmas tradition we have is going to church on Christmas Eve. It made me realize that sometimes we put so much effort into all of the shopping and things that need to be done during the season that we lose sight of the true meaning. Our children may remember a few favorite gifts when they are older, but what they will remember the most and take with them are the memories you make as a family. I encourage you this year to be intentional and make memories and traditions that make the birth of our savior a priority. Read the Christmas story together, attend our Christmas Eve service if you are in town and don’t miss the opportunity to make family Christmas memories.