Devotional: Grandma’s Christmas Visit
December 17th, 2010
By Ashley Padgett
Listening to “Grandmas Christmas Visit” made me think of some of my own family’s favorite Christmas traditions. On Christmas Day, my family always has a traditional Christmas dinner of…pizza. Why pizza? I don’t know. It’s not very Christmasy, but that’s what we do.
After pepperoni and sausage, my mom pulls out a Jesus Birthday Cake and we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. Then we kids blow out the candles. Of course, we only have a few candles, since over 2000 is a few too many to fit on one cake!
Even though it’s a small tradition, it was always very special to me because it reminds me that—even with all the lights and presents and parties and food—the true reason for Christmas is the birth Jesus, the person who was there when the world was created and the one who can save us from our sins.
Traditions can create great family memories. And some traditions can help us remember why we celebrate! I think it’s great how Grandma Lucia’s tradition of ¬¬Las Posadas acted as a reminder of the true story of Christmas.
What are some Christmas traditions you celebrate with your family? Are there any traditions you learned from your grandparents? How did they celebrate Christmas differently when they were children than you do today? Tell us all about it here!