How does your family make Christmas more meaningful?

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  1. VirginiaLynne profile image97
    VirginiaLynneposted 5 years ago

    How does your family make Christmas more meaningful?

    In the midst of holiday shopping, I want to make sure our family doesn't make Christmas all about getting gifts.  What ideas do you have for making family memories and giving to others have you heard about or tried?

  2. Imogen French profile image83
    Imogen Frenchposted 5 years ago

    Christmas shouldn't be all about the presents, like you so rightly point out. I always find the most meaning in people making the time to see each other, and showing that we care about each other - family get-togethers and catching up with old friends are the things that I enjoy the most.
    In my immediate family we always spend at least one day together, have a special meal, then play a few games (the ones that only ever get played at Christmas!) and have a bit of fun - these are usually my best memories of Christmas.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    all the best, Imogen.

  3. TesstheScribbler profile image59
    TesstheScribblerposted 5 years ago

    We do a lot of activities together, preparing for Christmas day.  It's all about family and friends in the end...

  4. jaydawg808 profile image89
    jaydawg808posted 5 years ago

    Our family just gets together at dinner.  We are thankful for having the companionship of others (family & friends), our health, and our jobs.  That's really all we are thankful for.  In the spirit of the holidays, all that really matters is being together as a family.  Gifts are lesser and not so important to me anymore.  Christmas isn't about buying gifts at the mall and finding the best deals and sales.  It's much more than that.

  5. Jason Matthews profile image92
    Jason Matthewsposted 5 years ago

    We celebrate Christmas on January 1st. We call it "Wise Man's Day" since the Wise Men actually came to visit Jesus sometime after He was actually born. It probably sounds weird, but it has always been a fun tradition. On New Year's Day we spend lots of time together, we read scripture, play games, and open presents. Don't worry though, we do celebrate Christmas Day as well, but that is usually with extended family and often out of town.

  6. Any Other Voice profile image61
    Any Other Voiceposted 5 years ago

    We've found that homemade and handmade presents last longer than store-bought ones! Sometimes, me and my brother will make dinner for our family, or send them on a scavenger hunt to find movies and CDs we've made for them, etc.


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