We will celebrate CHRISTmas...not "the holidays", not "Xmas", but Christmas. I can't think of a better reason to celebrate this time of year and pass on joy and peace but through the love of Jesus Christ as he was born on that day.
This is MY blog, so that means I get to say what I want and I don't have to worry about offending someone by wishing them a Merry Christmas :) Geesh I feel like people spend so much time and effort trying to stay PC that that becomes the focus of their season! Now we even have a "Holiday Tree" in the White House instead of a Christmas Tree...what ever happened to "One Nation, Under God?" It's not like celebrating the birth of the savior is bringing anyone unhappiness. If anything it is bringing Joy and Peace...isn't that something we ALL want, no matter what our beliefs?
So, when Amaya brought home a list of things needed for their "Winter Party" at school, we took a little extra family time to say that at home we call it Christmas and it is the most wonderful day of the year and something to be celebrated because of the birth of Jesus! What kid doesn't enjoy a good birthday party where they get gifts too?! So, I will continue to wish people a Merry Christmas and I will enjoy the season and ALL that it brings! "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15.
Merry Christmas everyone :) Enjoy this wonderful season full of hope, happiness, peace and love!