Merry Christmas from my family to yours! We had a great December 25th this year and I am making an intentional effort to keep the Christmas spirit alive awhile longer. The tree is staying up and the lights will remain on the house until January 12th. Thanks to a really weird change in holiday trends in our part of the world, most people seem to think December 25th is the last day of Christmas. It’s not. The time leading up to Christmas is called Advent. Actual Christmas is December 25th through January 12th when we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This is really great news for people who love Christmas (and procrastinating). If only the retailers could figure this out!
So to those of you scrooges posting pictures of their Ordinary Time-esque living rooms ON CHRISTMAS DAY, baby Jesus is not impressed. Stop it. Merry season of Christmas.
May the remainder of 2013 be blessed and restful for you and yours. We are thankful to God for all he has given us this year and pray for His continued blessings in the year to come.