What the season is really about…or at least the way the world sees it!

The other day I was accomplishing my monthly errands, and they included a visit to Target. I thought it was no biggy…it was only a Tuesday. I was wrong. People running to and fro stuffing their carts full of whatever they could. Children screaming in the toy isle, “NO! I want these toys!” . The screaming never did stop, even when I was on the other side of the store. I suddenly remembered Charlie Brown wondering what in the world the holidays are all about cause it can’t be all this commercialism…yet the rest of the world is perfectly content with it being that way. It’s sad how easy it is to get sucked in that way, when that thing you wanted to get, but couldn’t afford is now 50% off!

Since having Charis, Zak and I decided that she gets one present and her stocking goodies, and even though it was hard for me to follow, I’m glad we established it. Are presents evil? NO. I just don’t want to forget what we are celebrating…the gift of salvation. Incidentally this year we were wanting to get a Christmas tree (it’s been about 4 years since we’ve had one (long story), and this year we thought Charis would appreciate one and would be able to refrain from pulling it down. The one problem is we might be moving soon, so to unpack Christmas decorations when I’m packing everything else up is kinda pointless. The solution… a Charlie Brown Christmas tree…literally! I’ll put up pictures later. Until then here’s a little reminder of the true reason we celebrate Christmas!


December 3, 2008. Uncategorized.


  1. Jaime replied:

    That is an awesome clip. I never watched a lot of peanuts but they are cool. You wouldn’t find that on todays cartoons would you? Thanks for the warning about target, love the store but hate the crowds of crazies. Good idea of one gift. I am thinking we shouldn’t have gifts assigned to each child unless it is clothes or something this year, there is enough “mine” around it would just create more separation of things.

  2. joannaadams replied:

    That’s something neat to think of when we have more kids, striving to have more “together” presents. Doesn’t really work for us now=-). Maybe by next year!

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