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Christmas Traditions

Does your family have special things they do every Christmas? At my house before we open presents, we share what it was like the very first Christmas by using a small nativity. Then we sing a few carols. Then we open presents.

In Lebanon children make “caves and cribs” out of clay. In front of the dome-like cave are figures of Mary, Joseph and Jesus. Each child plants seeds in the top soil surrounding the the nativity scene. They water the soil for two weeks and guess what happens? Grass begins to surround the clay cave, Mary, Joseph and Jesus. It represents new life–the new life we experience because Jesus came to earth and loved us enough to save us from our sins.

In Mexico for nine nights before Christmas, families visit three homes, singing Christmas carols. Then a young man dressed like Joseph asks if there is room for his wife and him to stay. The answer is “no” and Joseph explains that his wife is about to have a baby. The answer is still “no.” This also happens at the second house. When the family sings carols at the third house and Joseph again pleas for a place to stay, the host of that home invites them in and the party begins, including a pinata, gifts and dancing.

“I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20

What are your Christmas traditions? Would you write them in a comment here on my blog? Thank you and Merry, Merry Christmas.