I just thought I’d interject something a little different and perhaps a little more lively:D
I would like us to use this thread to do three things:
Help each other out with gift ideas for families and friends, and share your ideas and suggestions. (if posting pictures, keep them small and refrain from using ones with ads)
If you’d like, share what you’re planning on doing for Christmas-- are you traveling, staying home, getting together with family, etc.? Do you have any traditions in particular?
What are your favorite things about Christmas as a secular holiday, and what are your favorite things about Christmas as a Catholic/Christian holiday?
I’ll share first: I am having trouble coming up with unique and relatively inexpensive gift ideas for the guys in my life-- my husband, dad, and brother. I’ve thought of a few for my mom, sister, and girlfriends but I don’t want to get a lame tie, another sweatshirt, or a wristwatch for any of the guys. So guys-- what do you suggest?
I’ll also most likely to heading out to see the in-laws for Christmas. They tend to have a few traditions, but over the years they’ve been getting a little lax with them since the adult kids in the family have things going on. We tend to all get together at a certain time to open presents, we have a Christmas meal together, go to church, and watch movies. Christmas as a secular holiday is not something I get majorly into, but I do enjoy sending out cards, looking at lights, and seeing people actually realize that they have to take the time to care about those close to them. From my experience this tends to prompt them to think more about these relationships and want to do more in the future. As a Christian holiday, I like knowing that after all those years of listening to Christmas songs before I was a Christian, now they have more meaning:)