7 Ways That We Remember Christmas Isn’t Just About the Presents


I can tell from my neighbor’s musical lawn ornaments that Christmas is upon us. Every year on December 1st, our neighbor Bob puts out his giant inflatable caroling snowmen and ornamental reindeer made out of sticks. It’s a weird and wonderfully merry sight that my kids have come to know and love.

Bob’s festive lawn paired with the piles of toy catalogs that my children have painstakingly researched in the hopes of their wish list materializing under the tree has become the stuff our holidays are made of.

But when Boy Wonder told me, “Mom, did you know the word ‘Christ’ is in Christmas?” last Sunday after church, I realized we had a situation.

Check out 7 ways my family is attempting to remember that Christmas isn’t just about the presents right here.

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