The needles point heavenward, making it a symbol of our prayers that always reach God. Santa again reached into his sack and pulled out a brilliant STAR. God promised to send a Savior to deliver the world. When we see this light remember the One who overcomes the darkness. Once again Santa reached into his sack. Real love never ceases. The crook on the staff rescues sheep who have strayed from the flock. God never gives up on people who wander from Him. Peace and good will to everyone on earth! When the wise men arrived in Bethlehem, they bowed before the Child and presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
This is why we give gifts to others each Christmas. Then Santa paused. He stared at the tree and seemed to be pleased. I saw that the twinkle had returned to his eyes. He turned, looked at me, and smiled. Jesus Christ is the real reason for the Christmas season. I am glad to join all others who bow down and worship Him, our Lord and God. Free download: Click here for an immediate PDF download — read to your kids, print and give to kids as take home, or email to parents and ask them to read to their kids.
Thank you for this! Santa will be coming to act this story out LIVE! Thank you! Love this idea. Are we allowed to actually create a book of this story and just list it as author unknown? This is great to share in our Church and our kids. Thank you for sharing! Thanks for the story it has given me an insight of what the children will on our Jesus Celebration day — a yearly event we hv at Xmas. Infact we are going to act it LIVE- break it to scene and act it.
I will be sending this home with all our family in our birthday celebration bags. Over ! Thanks so much! Thanks again for sharing this!! Thank you for always giving us great ideas for teaching and preaching. May the LORD blesses your ministry mightily! Have a Blessed Christmas. I loved it, it is a very beautiful story.
I loved how you brought Santa into the story but he pointed us to Christ.
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Thank you. Thanks so much for the article. I did it with my class year olds last Sunday. I turned it into a little bring-home worksheet. Divided the paper into 8 boxes, with bullets info for each of the 8 items mentioned, and space above it for students to draw a picture. Thank you so much for this true meaning of Christmas which I want to share with my family and grand kids. We have moved so far away from this as Christmas is so commercialized. God Bless You all. Jennifer - we, too, have some ornaments received as gifts and it always brings memories of those that gave them to us.
Some have left us, some live far away and some are close, but the memories live on. Mary - yes, we still hang some ornaments that our now grown children made themselves as small children. They don't fit very well with beautiful balls or even the ceramic ornaments my wife made for each of us, but they have their own meaning and memories as well. The "rotten egg pie" is hardly that - as a small child I asked what was in it, and "raw" eggs came through as "rotten eggs".
It has been "rotten egg pie" to my siblings and I for over 50 years now. Once more, a thank you to all who have enjoyed this hub. Your thoughts will brighten this Christmas for me. May you all have a very merry Christmas with your own family and friends. I've always loved Christmas, and the family traditions plus the giving together is what makes such great memories. You said it well. Our Xmas's used to be fun as kids except for certain horrible clothing gifts that I would never been seen in Now we go to an Uncles house.
He cooks the turkey, Mum makes a pavlova, fruit salad or we get fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries and boysenberries or similar. We pick the berries on Xmas day and have a late afternoon or evening meal.
My daughter is the only child who 'want' pressies Congrats on Hub of the day! Your story made me reflect on the ornaments hanging on the tree. I've received so many of them as gifts and each year they remind me of the people and years gone by. Voted up! Congratulations on hub of the day It is a time for children and it is so much fun this year to see my eighteen month old grandbaby and his brother who is almost 17 celebrate together. He stands by his brother by the tree and says I enjoyed reading your traditions as well We, too, celebrate a secular holiday, going back to its pre-Christian roots, but we do love to decorate, and have lighted and animated things galore.
You can't even use the restroom without running into decorations! I loved your photos.. What fun! As for 'tradition for its own sake,' You are really a religious and a spiritual person.
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I like the way you expressed the importance of Christmas in our lives. Even though I am not a christian but I love Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family in advance. This Hub was truly deserved to be Hub of the Day! As a Mother, Grandmother and I have a Great , it truly is a time for the children.
My children always look for their own ornament they made years ago. I treasure these. Thanks for sharing your family traditions with all of us. I hope you and your lovely family have a very Merry Christmas! In the end I think the family symbolism at Christmas relates historically to the family at Bethlehem.
There is certainly such a lot of deep symbolism for families and individuals at Christmas and it's so good to value them. I really appreciate your message of giving rather than receiving. It's a great idea to start sharing that message with young children! The story of the little girl brought a tear to my eye as well This is what Christmas is to me as well! Thank you for expressing it so well! Each Christmas brings back memories of Christmas' past and memories of family and friends Beautiful hub! Whenever I pass by Salvation Army callers I put in several bucks because I know there are people who truly need it.
My family continues our tradition of baking Christmas pies and cookies to give to members of our family and friends each year. It's all about giving and family! Thank you for sharing your Christmas traditions and thoughts about the true meaning of Christmas for you and your family.
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Christmas movies and decorations, giving of yourself and your time, spending time with family. It all makes for a wonderful holiday season, beliefs traditions you have shared with and instilled in your children that they will pass on to theirs. A beautiful story: A well deserved hub of the day. The little girl in the store brought a little tear to my eye. I love christmas and it is all about family and sharing. I enjoyed your hub and it made me feel ass "Christmassy". Love your pics too. Hope you have another great Christmas this year.
United Kingdom. It was a very special memory, that little girl at the Salvation Army. A story worthy of Dickens, and true as well. Everything about your family's Christmas seems wonderful, although I am not sure about eating a dessert made from rotten eggs. That little girl epitomized the real meaning of Christmas for me - it made it a very special year and one that will live in my memories forever. What a heartwarming hub, wilderness. I got tearful when I read the part of the little girl-so glad you shared that. It was a wonderful hub and I rated it up.
Thank you - Christmas is a very special time of to I and my family both, and the traditions we have formed through the years is a good part of it. Glad to find this heartfelt exploration of the meaning of Christmas. I've been meditating on the traditions that meant the most to me and the values I've carried with me from my family, and reading this really touched me.
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It got me in the spirit way early this year, just writing this and going through old photos of years past. Wilderness, your approach to Christmas and your Christmas traditions are wonderful! I feel as though you've really distilled all that is wonderful about that time of year into this Hub Melbel: Yes, Christmas can be magical to our kids; it is sooo much fun helping that magic along and, through our kids, enjoying it as well. Fun that you had a job wrapping presents as a kid - did it help the Christmas feeling or hurt it? Did you imagine the happiness and joy as those presents were opened or was it just a job?
Flora: The point of waiting is to provide a time for Christmas and not dilute it.
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For us, Christmas is, it a way, all of December - to increase that by a month or more will destroy it and reduce it to just one day. You can't celebrate indefinitely without destroying it altogether. Or so I think. It also commercialized Christmas far beyond what I am willing to accept. That's great that you have long time family traditions that you follow; we find that it adds a great deal to Christmas. Yes, that little girl about made my whole Christmas that year.
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It was a very special experience; the little girl, so obviously shy and scared, the mother that had no idea what was going on, all in a place too often filled with despair and unhappiness. Very special indeed. In Canada, our Thanksgiving is in October, so we have no retail-worthy holiday between Halloween and Christmas. But I refuse to deliberately think about Christmas gifts if I find something over the course of the yer I may buy it and put it away until after November 11th.
My celebration is more secular than sacred as well, but wehave family traditions we have always followed as well. Aww adorable pics! Reminds me of my childhood. Christmas is just so magical when you are a kid. Perhaps I was good because a kid has all the time in the world to wrap gifts. Each gift would be delicately wrapped. Now it's like Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc. As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, holidappy. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Dan Harmon more. True Meaning of Christmas I don't think there is any one True Meaning of Christmas - rather there are as many meanings as there are people. Christmas Giving and Sharing Certainly Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with those around us, but that sharing is not limited to those that we love and care for.
Christmas Family Traditions Our family has, over the years, developed many traditions just for Christmas. Christmas and Children This article is getting a little long, but mention must be made of the children, the little ones in our lives. Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience. Sharing and voting. Thank you so much for sharing this great hub.
I am in a festive mood this year already and hubs like this one add to the excitement. I vote up up and away and look forward to following you on here. Take care Eddy. Writer Fox: Thank you. I had no idea this was going to happen. Aleenabroonee: That's great you got some new ideas from our traditions. Best wishes to thanks for sharing and on being the hub the day. You are really good at stringing words together. Wishing you a very merry Xmas and happy and prosperous new year! May the best that Christmas offers be yours and your family's this Christmastide!
Congratulations on Hub of the Day! Good job! Cheers, and Happy Holidays! Congrats on Hub of the Day! Fantastic Hub Still, each to their own. I hope you have another great one. Thanks for sharing. Now I'm more excited than ever for the holiday season :D. Thanks for sharing the story of the little girl who stopped to thank you. It's definitely brought back a ton of memories.
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