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Simplified Christmas

christmas tree

christmas tree (Photo credit: fsse8info)


With Beloved Hubby pushing himself so hard for the last couple months on a major project (fraught with problems and major issues), we didn’t have the time we normally do for all the Christmas activities in our regular Christmas routines.


Was that a problem?


I guess it could have been if I weren’t such an outstanding wife and married to “The Man Who Could Do No Wrong” (see earlier post).  🙂


But we focused on the true meaning of Christmas and the essentials for a real, meaningful celebration of the birth of the Son of God.


Instead of participating with the frenzied throngs of holiday shoppers, which we had neither time nor inclination for this year, we concentrated on the loving project for our family that will bring them hours of enjoyment and sweet memories.


Keeping decorations to a minimum gave us a chance to savor and enjoy them in a new way, embracing the sweet simplicity of the spirit they brought into our home.


Rather than hours of spending time in separate activities and apart from each other, we chose a precious few shared experiences to thoroughly enjoy.


With record cold we fully enjoyed the blessings of home, hearth, and happiness.


Even Christmas Day was simplified – relaxing and enjoyable with our loved ones.


But most of all, we rejoiced in the blessings of the restored gospel, and the knowledge of what Christmas is really all about.


And, as I overheard Santa himself explaining to our two Elders (missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), who does Santa work for?  Who is Santa’s boss?


Yep, you guessed it.


The real Santa works for God Himself.  They are on the same team.  The missionaries are on that team too.  They all exist to share a loving Father in Heaven’s love with His children here on earth!  And that’s not a bad mission, is it?


The simplicity of Christmas!  🙂