Advent: Keeping Christ in Christmas, Christmas Morning

In years past, despite our efforts to maintain focus throughout the holiday season, despite whatever plans and preparations we went through, Christmas morning still seemed to come and go without so little as a passing thought of why we were really celebrating. I remember feeling disappointed and spent when it was all through. The flurry and bustle of the gift-giving, discarding the papers and bags, the ribbons and bows, tearing away to find what treasure lay beneath – only to cast it aside in lieu of the next treasure waiting to be discovered — it was crazy. You might think

The Advent Event – Sharing Christmas ideas, traditions, tips and more!

Today is the first day of Advent! If you don’t know what Advent is, it’s basically a Catholic tradition which celebrates the coming of Christ as a child and his promised Second Coming – and it runs from roughly after Thanksgiving until the beginning of January. Now, I’m not Catholic. But after being exposed to the tradition of Advent a few years ago, I quickly realized that this is a great opportunity to keep Christmas focused on Christ – and not only that, but have fun celebrating it all month long. Since Christmas is my favorite holiday.. I’M ALL OVER