christmas header graphic
prelit christmas tree guide
prelit christmas tree images

My Take On Christmas


At Christmas time, a Unitarian Universalist can feel caught right between Jesus Christ and Santa Claus. Most Unitarian Universalists are uncomfortable with the notion that Jesus is the reason for the season and they also donít want to elevate the materialism of Santa Claus. Most Unitarian Universalists are left puzzled and perplexed at Christmas. It is important to reflect about Christmas and what you want it to mean in your home.

For the most part, Unitarian Universalists respect Christian traditions that celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus. A lot of Unitarian Universalists take Martin Luther Kingís birthday very seriously, so why not the birth of Jesus? It is a good opportunity for Unitarian Universalist parents to talk with their children about the teachings of Jesus. Christmas and Easter may be the only times that you do this, but it is important.

Community service is a large part of a Unitarian Universalistís life. A nice Christmas ritual my family has is related to the service of others. My children make a Unitarian Universalist Helping Others box to put money in for the coming yearís donations. We also light a special Christmas chalice that we made together and make promises about how we will help others throughout the year.

Some Unitarian Universalists celebrate the Winter Solstice with some intensity. I have attended many gatherings on this day to celebrate the cycles of the Earth. One family that I know does not celebrate Christmas at all, only the Winter Soltice. They have a



big celebration that ends with Sun Shakes made with orange juice and vanilla ice cream.

We donít have a name for it, but each Christmas my family all exchanges names. The idea is that you are supposed to do three good deeds for the person whose name you drew during the coming year. This is a little like a Secret Santa, but it has been altered to fit with our familyís values.
www.favorites100.com

Here are some more christmas articles...

Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas On A Budget
By Enid Edginton
Some of the most creative and unique christmas tree decorating ideas are actually the ones that are the cheapest. Don't think for a minute that decorating a tree, whether it be an artificial tree, a Read more...
Save Time and Money With These Christmas Gift Shopping Tips
By Bill Wilson
According to many of the top toy sellers, this yearís Christmas gift shopping has started early. Many Christmas shoppers are worried about finding the items on their gift lists because of their Read more...
Tips and Ideas for Making Bead Christmas Ornaments
By Rob Buenaventura
Tips and Ideas for Making Bead Christmas OrnamentsHave you always wanted to create your own beaded ornaments but have little experience with bead work? Provided in this article are Read more...
Great Ideas for this Years Christmas Stocking
By Peter Kring
I don't seem to remember the story of where the original Christmas stocking came from, but it has now become an indelible part of the yearly Christmas tradition. You can knit your own if your adept Read more...
prelit christmas tree news:

Google