Thursday, December 5, 2013

an honest word about Christmas

It's finally time for us to talk about all things Christmas! Oh Christmastime - my most favorite season!  The celebration of Jesus's birth, the cozy, the sweet, the gatherings, the laughter, the music, the smells... It only lasts for a month, therefore, we must cram as much Christmas loveliness into the days as possible. And by cram, I do not mean almost running another over on your way to find last minute gifts for every person you've ever known. Nor do I mean throwing your budget out the window all in the name of Christmas.

Instead, let's change the way we think, speak, and act about Christmas. Let's make it more about Christ and less about the masses/us. Let's make it more about giving than receiving. More about loving and living than wanting and needing. My Christmas prayer for us is that we would not forget the true Reason for this season. May we be the Linuses of this world reminding others what Christmas is truly about.

Now don't think I've gone all crazy on you. I'll still be giving gifts, making sweets, and sharing some of my frugalish ideas here too. I just don't want to let the perpetual "list" ruin my joy and divert my focus this Christmas. I hope you'll join me in seeking to live the line of the famous carol this Christmas: "sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we. Let all within us praise His holy name!"

With much love this Christmas!


  1. Love the post. Such great thoughts as we kick off this beloved season.
    The Christmas baby

  2. Thank you so much for this post Caitlin! I so needed to hear that encouragement!


  3. Thanks ladies! Much love to your family this Christmas!