Christmas Celebrations – 2013

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.

– Dr. Seuss

Our family had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas – 3 times! What does “celebrating Christmas” mean to you? While I am not an expert on the origins of Christmas, a few brief seaches online reveal that the word Christmas comes from “Christ mas,” a service commemoration Christ’s birth. When Jesus came, He came as the Light of the World, a great gift. Today, thousands of years later, we celebrate our national holiday by giving gifts. While I like to consider this a reminder of Christ’s gift to us, it is can be easy to allow the material gifts overshadow some of the very real gifts around us. Following is a list of several of these other gifts which I am thankful to God for now:

  1. God, and His Salvation
  2. Family
  3. Friends
  4. A warm house in this cold weather (around 20* F)
  5. Work to keep busy and earn income

Following are a few pictures I enjoyed from our family celebrations. Merry Christmas!

Christianna Daniel & Dad

Andrew Wrapped Creatively...

Andrew

Daniel... and a camera. What else is new? :) Daniel… and a camera. What else is new? 🙂
Andrew Wrapped Creatively…

 

Christi & Libby Ski masks for Christmas Daniel's humor

Libby Daniel and his camera... again!

We moved the table the plant is normally on. This flower fell off, so I took a picture.

We moved the table the plant is normally on. This flower fell off, so I took a picture.

Mom & Mimi

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