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Today at The Loft we are talking about family Christmas traditions.
In my family, Christmas has always been a pretty low-key affair. Today, I’ll share a couple of things that my family does during the Christmas holiday.
For many years my family of origin have gathered together for Christmas breakfast. Although we began the tradition at my parents home, in the past 12 or so years we have gathered at my sister and brother-in-law’s home so their boys could stay home and enjoy their Christmas haul. We always partake of a big country breakfast cooked by Leslie and Robert. Eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, and all the fixings. After breakfast, the boys open the gifts that the rest of the family brought them. There is always lots of laughter and fun.
This year will be bittersweet with the recent passing of our Mother. Still, I hope we will gather and celebrate family and the birth of Jesus.
In more recent years, I have been involved in the Christmas Eve service at our church. This has become my very favorite part of Christmas. The service is a candlelight one hosted by the ladies of our church. It is simple and lovely, with an atmosphere of worship and adoration of our Lord. My heart is blessed each year by the service.
I had never been to a Christmas Eve service until about 6 years ago. Now, I am smitten. If your church does not offer a Christmas Eve service, do find one in your community. You will be blessed! If you live in the North Georgia area, I invite you to worship with us on Christmas Eve at First Baptist Church in Blairsville. The services are held in the Rock Chapel at 5pm and 7pm. Dress is casual, and all are welcome. For more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at 706 745 2469.
I’m eager to read about your Christmas traditions. Please link up your post with us here at #TheLoft.
We will be taking the next two weeks off from The Loft in order to celebrate Christmas and New Years with our families without writing deadlines. Please join us on January 6th when we will gather again and share our ‘one word’ or ‘verse’ that will be our focus for 2015.
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