Thanksgiving has yet to arrive and so many of you already have Christmas on your mind. We also know some of you have already put up your Christmas tree. And that is all right. The Christmas season is a special time of year. Not only is it a time we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but a season for gathering with family we may not often see throughout the year. That time is also when legacies are continued through the Christmas traditions family members share together.
Last year, we asked our HomeLife Academy (HLA) families and staff to share some of their favorite Christmas traditions. The traditions were spirit-filled and inspiring. Some had a long legacy in the families and others were new and just becoming traditions. From book giving that encourages the love of reading throughout the year to “traveling around the world” and learning about Christmas in other regions to eating oranges for a reminder of God’s blessings, families together shared the spirit of the true meaning of Christmas. It was a pleasure reading how other homeschool families celebrate the Christmas season. There were many unique traditions that were started because of the love of family.
We know there are more HLA families with stories to tell and we want you to share Christmas traditions your family enjoys. A tradition is something that is specific and has a special meaning to the one who holds it, so no tradition is too small or too elaborate to share. If you would like to tell us about your Christmas tradition(s), send a paragraph (no more than 200 words) describing a tradition your family enjoys together. You may also include a picture of your family participating in the tradition. Submissions will appear on the HLA blog in December and will be accepted through Friday, November 30.
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