Traditions in a family are so important to establish, especially around the holidays. You never know the impact they may have on your children when they are older. Christy's Tradition-The Christmas Story
One of the most important holiday traditions to me occurred on Christmas Eve in our family. Before my sister and I would go to bed to eagerly await the arrival of Santa Clause, my parents would have us go into the living room. We would sit with just the tree lit, and open the Bible to the book of Luke. We would take turns reading the story of the birth of baby Jesus. I still to this day have vivid memories of being in our Christmas PJ’s and spending this time together as a family.
Now my sister and I are grown and obviously this tradition ended when we moved out of the house. But, the significance of those Christmas Eve’s still remains. In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, my parents wanted to make sure that we understood what the true meaning of Christmas is. It was essential to them to teach us that the presents, pretty decorations, and even Santa were not the most important things. It’s to remember that a little baby came to change the world forever.
I hope that this holiday season is filled with love, laughter, and lots of fun memories and traditions for you and your family. Merry Christmas!
Written by Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW
Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Christy enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Christy also provides family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling.
Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.