I will not start packing up the decorations today.
The Friday before the first weekend in Advent, I had only just arrived home when my nearly four year-old son asked if we could begin decorating right now! My wife and I agreed (after dinner). We said that, with our nine month-old beginning to sit up and crawl, we could decorate only at a height out of her reach. We’d set up our little Christmas tree: one that fits on a table top.
Or should I say “Seven weeks of feasting?!?!?!”
The objects in my home, and on my walls, reinforce the lessons I try to teach my children – and help myself absorb ever more fully.
Taking down old palm crosses, putting up new ones, and making an Easter altar helps our family observe the season.