I know Christmas isn’t celebrated by everyone, but if you’re one of those who does celebrate it, Merry Christmas! Even though the origins of the date are pagan, the meaning we have chosen to ascribe to it over time is certainly worth celebrating. For those among us who are Christians, it means our Savior’s birth. For others, it means that time of year when we think of others, and give them presents. For others still, it’s a joyous holiday time spent with family, winding down the year and looking forward to the next. However you choose to celebrate it, I hope you’ll enjoy these next several photos I’ve prepared.
As Christmas nears, I love the change that comes over the home. The decorations make it a special time of the year.
Let’s not forget to pick out just the right Christmas tree.
And fill it full of wonderful ornaments.
How about the last minute gifts that we forgot to get? What to pick, I wonder?
As Christmas Eve draws near, some of us like to sing Christmas carols.
On Christmas Eve itself, we have a wonderful Christmas meal. In my family, the food we make this time of year is always special and plentiful.
By the way, this is how the sunset looked on Christmas Eve this year.
Those of us who choose to ascribe a religious meaning to Christmas remember the story of the star in the East, and of the angels’ appearing.
That ocean of angels that filled the sky on our Savior’s birth night must have been a glorious sight. This is a poor approximation, but it will have to do.
According to popular legend, the little town up North where toys get made is pretty quiet on Christmas morning. Perhaps it looks something like this?