At our house, we're keeping Christmas this year
with decorations from childhood
and decorations we've chosen.
We're keeping Christmas with cherished recipes made once a year to keep them special,
and served on special dishes.
We're keeping Christmas with music: old familiar carols for playing,
and listening to.
We're keeping Christmas with lights
We're keeping Christmas with gifts wrapped up for surprises.
But most of all, we're keeping Christmas with Jesus. It's His birthday, after all.
We're part of the faithful who come to adore Him.
Adoring this Gift from God, who saved us from our sins.
Adoring Him with music, food, family, gifts, and decor, all meant to "keep Christmas" in our hearts.
Yes, we're "keeping Christmas" at our house this year. It can be a lot of bother, but all the effort adds up to a heart full of everlasting joy, way down deep, where it matters most.
Whatever your traditions, I hope you're keeping Christmas at your house in some form or fashion.
It's a sweet season to behold!