on superficiality||12 Days of Blogmas Day 2

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Hey there! For today’s blogmas post, I wanted to talk about something that gets mentioned a lot, but no one really stops to think about: All the superficiality and commercialism during Christmastime. First off I would like to say that I don’t think any of this stuff is “ruining” Christmas. Santa Claus and toy commercials can’t ever take away the fact that Jesus was born 2000 years ago. But I do think we need to change our mindset just a bit. It’s really easy to get wrapped up* in all the presents, Christmas specials, and yummy food and forget about the real meaning of Christmas. Not that I think any of those things are bad…but I think we also need to take the time to remember the birth of Jesus during this season of holiday parties and gift-giving 🙂 He is the true meaning of Christmas, despite what the television shows and hallmark movies may say. This year I’m going to attempt to be better at doing that…by trying to notice things to be thankful to Him for…by doing my best to show love to others…by remembering what He has done for us…even if I may not always be the best at doing that. I know that the holiday season has its faults; all the commercialism, emphasis on getting more stuff, and potentially pagan roots, but I think that God uses this season to bring out the best in people…bring them closer to Him and closer to others…and most importantly, remember what He has done for us. Since God should be first in our lives, I want to put Him above all the presents and all the other “stuff” of life…no matter what time of the year it is. 🙂

Thoughts? Put ’em in the comments 😉

-grace

*did you catch my Christmas pun? 😜

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3 thoughts on “on superficiality||12 Days of Blogmas Day 2

  1. Great post! I agree, it’s important to focus on Jesus during the Christmas season. It can be easy to get carried away in the “feel” of the holiday and not focus on what’s important.
    -Grace

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