I was browsing the internet today and came across a book called “Lone Star Christmas”. . . I thought about what the book might be about as I clicked on the book’s image which included a single spur and holly. Lone Star. . . Christmas. . . There is really is only one star at Christmas, now isn’t there.
It seemed to sum up what I want Christmas to be like this year. In the last few Christmas’s, I’ve really focused on Christ- Decor for Christmas. I’ve focused on cutting out the secular world from my Christmas. I’ve decorated with things like Poinsettias, Stars, and Nativities. Even my Santa cookie plate and Santa stocking have stayed in the decorations box. And, without kids, I haven’t had to wrestle with what to do with Santa at Christmas.
I will continue this new tradition this year. When I think about my holidays this year- From Thanksgiving to Christmas- the things I want are the same. To focus on my faith and family with simplicity, joy, and gratitude.
We’ll be going to my parents for Thanksgiving and I’ll be spending time with my husband out at the deer lease for much of the holiday season. Advent starts just after Thankgiving and I’m looking forward to the waiting and preperation for Christmas. I plan on completing several advent devotionals this year. And then it’ll be Christmas. I really want the focus of my Christmas to be celebrating the Nativity of Jesus with my family- and good food of course.
(To my dismay, the book actually appears to be a Christian Romance novel and I’m not sure that it even touches on my thoughts as I read that title.)