The sole holiday decoration inside our house: The Advent/ Chanukah paper chain.
Each link has a family activity written on it, such as “Read the Christmas story in Luke” or “eat potato latkes” or “sing a Christmas carol” or “light the menorah”. When we complete that activity, we add that link to the chain.
My favorite part of Christmas: sending and receiving cards!
Santa had to find room in his sleigh for all this stuff (just the boxes and bags, not the furniture). This is what happens when 13 people get together for Christmas.
But here is the list of the REALLY important stuff we wanted to take to our destination. You can see where our priorities lie.
This is the sign which appears every year on Christmas Day. For some reason it is important to some of the younger members of the family to get up in the middle of the night. Note that the teenagers feel they share at least one attribute with God. But I never heard God say “HA!” about it. I guess that’s the difference between teenagers and God.
Here’s hoping that you all got enough sleep this Christmas, and have seen signs of God’s love. For me the best sign was that my parents were able to join us on Christmas Eve and Day. It wasn’t easy for them to travel, given my Dad’s further decline in health due to Parkinson’s disease. Thanks to God. Merry Christmas.