Every family has their go-to decorations that make their home feel like Christmas. Some of them are:
- Lights on the outside of the house
- Nativity scenes
- Christmas tree
- Stockings hung by the chimney with care
- Wrapped presents
- Christmas candles
- Elf on the shelf
- Inflatables in the yard
- Advent calendar
- Days-til-Christmas calendar
- Christmas wreaths
- Frosted windows
Do you see your favorites on the list? If not, leave a comment below to tell me about yours. You may give someone an idea for future decorating!
Decorating makes memories. Decorating brings warmth to the home during the holidays. Decorating points people to the things that are most important to you. Decorating shows people your style.
Decorating can be simple or elaborate. Either way, decorating brightens the Christmas season. Here’s a pro tip: If you live in a neighborhood, remember to abide by your HOA covenants with your outside decorating (think: Clark Griswold in Christmas Vacation)!
For Christians, at the center of Christmas is a celebration of the birth of the Savior, Jesus. The lights of Christmas remind us of the glory of God displayed as the angels appeared in the sky to announce Jesus’ birth to the shepherds and the star that appeared in the sky to lead the wise men to the birth of the King of Kings. Decorating can point people to Jesus.