Parents, remember that you only get a handful of Christmases with your children to cement in their imagination the glorious joy that came with Christ’s advent. Overflow with generosity towards them. Make timeless memories. Don’t be a grouch, a curmudgeon, or spoil sport. Blow their minds with the goodness of God by giving them both yourself & brightly wrapped gifts of your love & affection.
The way you celebrate the Advent of Christ in the midst of the bleak midwinter sets a tone of triumphant joy and gratitude for your children’s entire lifetimes. The days leading up to Christmas are some of the most important ones there are for forming Christ-like character in your children. Don’t pull up short. Go all in.