- Sharing our feelings about the real meaning of Christmas
- Savoring candle-lit dinners with loved ones
- Preparing Christmas cards together
- Enjoying the fragrance of pine boughs, spicy cider, or hot chocolate
- Singing our favorite carols
- Baking extra-special recipes for friends and neighbors...
Almost any loving, meaningful tradition can be the source of sweet memories that will last a lifetime.
They say that "a mother's job is framing memories." Now is the time for us to carefully consider the memories we want to frame this year. Our list can be specific and purposeful, for our family as a whole, and for each member of our family.
My husband and I want our children to remember our love for Jesus Christ, and for them to have quiet sacred time to reflect on their love for Him. We want them to have happy memories of serving people who can't do anything in return. We want them to experience the joy of making beautiful music together. We want them to remember their favorite smells coming from the kitchen, and family gatherings in the glow of Christmas tree lights, and much, much more.
We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with happy memories!
Here are some beautiful Christmas songs for you to enjoy...
Do You Have Room?
One of the most important things we can do as moms is to put first things first, to make room in our lives for the things that matter most. This incredible song invites us to make room for the Savior.
I Heard the Bells
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote this song on Christmas morning in 1863. Out of his loss, he wrote a message that has touched hearts for over a century.
Manger of Bethlehem
"The Manger of Bethlehem" combines a beautiful Christmas message of faith, hope, and joy with amazing music.
My Favorite Time of Year
Here's some beautiful music to brighten your day. Hope you can take a minute to kick back, savor some hot chocolate or egg nog, and enjoy this lovely song.
Silent Night, Holy Night
Love this powerful and beautiful portrayal of the life of Jesus. Hope you do too.
Where Are You Christmas?
This is a stirring rendition by Jon Schmidt and his daughter, Sarah.
All I Want for Christmas Is You
A family tradition we've enjoyed over the years is to have "play along" Christmas songs. Looks like Mariah and Jimmy have the same idea.