Favorite Meaningful Holiday Memories

Thursday, December 14, 2017

I cannot believe today is the last day of The Most Wonderful Time of the Year link up!  Have y'all enjoyed this link up as much as we have?  Thank you to everyone who participated!  We are so very grateful!

Today's topic is near and dear to both mine and Victoria's hearts.  Yes, it's so fun to decorate your house for Christmas and buy gifts and make gingerbread houses and all of that stuff--but that's not what Christmas is really about.  What Christmas is really about is our need for a Savior and the fact that God sent us that Savior--His Son.  That's what Christmas is about.

So how do I make sure that our family doesn't lose focus on the real reason for Christmas?

I always do an Advent study each Advent season.  In the past I've done John Piper's free studies, but lately I've been purchasing the She Reads Truth studies to do on my phone.  This year Dustin bought the one from He Reads Truth and we've been discussing them each night.  

Last year I bought my mom Ann Voskamp's The Greatest Gift and she said she's really enjoyed it.

Another great tradition that my family has done is reading the story of Jesus's birth in Luke 2.  This was always done Christmas Eve night with my dad's side of the family before anyone was allowed to open Christmas presents.  I love that tradition so much because it was always something I looked forward to as a child.

What are some meaningful traditions you have in your family?


  1. so much truth to this Sarah! Thank you for sharing the true reason for the season!

  2. Working through our Advent calendar has been really special this year. It's neat to see Hadley thoughtfully thinking through the story behind Christmas. High five on a successful link-up this year!!

  3. I love that you guys have a tradition of reading the story every Christmas Eve!

  4. We use an advent calendar every year and each day it makes my heart so happy to hear Jacob's sweet little voice reading the scripture. I love it so much.


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