I can't help but wonder about the different scenarios and situations we will encounter as Twodles and future children grow older. With all the hub-ub of gift purchasing, decorating the apartment, Christmas parties and the like, I kept thinking of the idea of Santa. I think its fun and kids enjoy Santa, but what I really want my children to know about Christmas is much greater than all of that!
I tend to have a very black and white way of thinking...no grey. Part of me just wants to lay it out from the get go, but how can I take the fun and joy out of something even I experienced as a child, just to get a very important point across. I want my children to know about Jesus Christ. I want them to know about His birth, but more importantly the best gift that was ever given...the gift of the Saviors Atonement.
So what have you done to help your children understand what Christmas is really about and still enjoy the fun side too? What are your traditions?