First, I’ll remind you, please, when shopping via Amazon, use my search box on the sidebar. I’ll get a small percentage of each item you get. I have no way of seeing who buys what, by the way. Get your shopping done now so you don’t have to fret as Christmas draws nearer. Keep those last spiritually and liturgically heavy days unburdened by that stuff.
However, there are other things to prepare as well. Do you have certain personal or family customs for Christmas time?
Perhaps you readers could use this entry to share some ideas about how to make Advent and Christmas a fruitful time for yourselves and families.
Do you have an Advent calendar?
Are there any other things you do, or don’t do, for Advent? Remember, it is a time of penance, too.
Do you listen to Christmas music before Christmas or wait until after?
When do you put up your tree and when do you decorate it?
Do you eat fish on Christmas Eve? Pork hocks and lentils after Christmas? Goose?
Do you bake cookies?
Do you have stockings at the mantle or a creche?
Does the youngest child put the star or angel on the tree?
What happens in your parishes? Are there food and clothing and toy drives?
Maybe some discussion here can help other people think, in advance, about Christmas, which is fast approaching.
I’m just askin’.