I am really struggling to find my Christmas Spirit this year.
Holiday music isn't all I want to listen to. I'm not snuggling up in front of a fire with hot cocoa. I'm not bustling to get gifts bought and wrapped. My Christmas cards haven't been mailed. And nothing in my house is decorated. I'm not baking Christmas cookies and breads and candy. And I don't think many of these things are going to happen this year.
Casey and I have babies on the brain and are using our time to prepare for their arrival instead of prepare for Christmas. We aren't putting up any trees (most years we do 3-4!). Our stockings won't get hung on the mantle. Our lights are still in the attic. Our at home advent devotional wreath isn't being used. I'm not doing holiday baking. And it's okay. I don't have to. I think the only thing we are doing is sending out a Christmas card, just as soon as they arrive and I can get them all addressed and stamped.
But, Christmas isn't supposed to be about all these material things and traditions. It's about Christ. It's about a baby was born in a manger, but came to save the world. Advent is a season of anticipation and preparation for the coming Savior.
So, what's wrong with me? Why am I not ‘feeling it’? Where’s my Christmas mojo? I know I'm not the only one struggling to find my Christmas Cheer during this abnormally warm December because I've received so few Christmas Cards and driving around at night I'm not seeing as many decorated houses as normal. Maybe all of the trappings have become part of our heart's preparation?
So, I'm bringing some holiday spirit to the blog! I'm sharing your gorgeously decorated houses and cute Christmas cards and the pictures of your kids with Santa. Email me your holiday spirit at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can include you in my Christmas Spiritless series!
Christmas Spiritless Explained
Christmas Spiritless: Part One