For A Christian Christmas
Nothing lightens my
mood during the holidays like putting up Christmas
decorations. And, the biggest part of the decorating is
the Christmas tree. This year, my husband wants to
purchase an artificial tree because there are no pine
needles to clean up and we donít have to worry about
watering the tree. My family and I pick a Friday or
Saturday evening a week of two after Thanksgiving and
decorate the Christmas tree together.
There are a
variety of Christmas tree ornaments available today.
We hang silver and blue Christmas balls along with
homemade ornaments from the kids and ornaments that
have been given to us as Christmas gifts. We string
blue and white lights and place an angel on the top
of the tree. Be as creative as you like. Oh, donít
forget the tree skirt.
you choose for the door lets visitors know what type
of home they are entering. A wreath or a sign
displaying a holiday greeting implies a welcoming
spirit within. A few years ago, I decorated my own
wreath for the front door and have used it every
year since. It has bells, horns, and ribbons that
say ďJOY!Ē to proclaim the Saviorís birth.
I like decorating
my home with candles. I scour the stores for holiday
scented candles to display. The mingling of sweet
holiday smells adds to the warmth of the season.
Anyone coming in will think youíve been baking all
are a popular decoration that doesnít cost a lot.
Twist them around banisters or hang them across the
mantelpiece. Adding a string of white lights will
soften the look.
add a splash of color to any room in your home. The
beautiful leaves were once thought to be poisonous
to children, but resent research has shown that this
is not the case. If this is the reason you havenít
bought them in the past, now you can show them off
decoration in my home is the miniature glass
Nativity scene that sits on the mantle. I want my
children and my friends to see the reason why I am
joyful at Christmastime. Since our homes are an
extension of ourselves, I want mine to be a
testament to my faith especially at Christmas.
So, if you have the decorating spirit, go crazy and
enjoy yourself. Christmas is the only time of year
when going all out is A-okay.
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