During Christmas, we focus on honoring the sacred birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. The Three Wise Men came to see the newborn Jesus bearing gifts and they embody the seasonal spirit of why we bring gifts to others. Their travels and endowments can help us remember the gestures of love, kindness, and forgiveness. We should honor Jesus on Christmas Day but every other day of the year.
Although Christmas is a time of gift-giving, let's not forget the reason for the season, this year consider simplifying gifts by thinking about how we can give something of ourselves. This could be nothing more than a home-cooked dinner for your neighbors, finding a book your friend has been wanting, or just writing a heartfelt note of appreciation to a family member.
My kids love the tradition of making Christmas cards. Use construction paper, colors, or markers, and maybe an attached Candy Cane/Peppermint. Make a few or hundreds...deliver them to neighbors and friends, with caroling to make your loved one's Christmas extra special. Starting from a full and grateful heart, rather than from obligation or pressure, is the key to joyful giving.
Stress-Free Holiday Month
We almost had to laugh thinking that December is considered the Stress Free Holiday Month. But, we managed to come up with some tips on staying stress-free this month.
- Morning Meditation
- Start a Gratitude Journal
- Daily Exercise
- Go Nature Bound
- Just Say No!
We will be closed for Christmas Break on December 23 - 30.
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- December 8: Christmas Pictures
- December 13: Nat'l Hot Cocoa Day
- December 21: First Day of Winter
- December 23 - 30: Christmas Break
- December 24: Christmas Eve
- December 25: Merry Christmas
- December 31: New Year's Eve
- January 01: Happy New Year!