I was 11 years old when I realized that Christmas is no longer about Christ. I distinctly remember a conversation that I had on a bus ride home from school that changed my life forever. The cute little friend that I was talking to (she was a Jehovah’s Witness) excitedly told me “We’re trying out Christmas this year, my Dad is getting me a bike”…BAM, my little eleven year old self was completely shocked and deeply saddened that anyone would think that Christmas was just about getting a gift. What does that tell me about the rest of us Christians though?…We’re the ones that are giving people that impression. This is why I am 100% Anti-Black Friday and we keep the gifts at a minimum (some even second-hand) and really try to focus on the reason that we are celebrating. This is also why my Christmas wreath this year is geared toward the Nativity and not Santa. Don’t get me wrong, Santa is fun, but he is just a side-note at our house (this is also why we don’t go out of our way to visit Santa).
On to the wreaths. My taste is on the shabby side, so I use burlap and twine and all of that kinda Country-ish stuff and then try to class it up a bit. I know that not everyone is going to love them, but I have been putting a TON of thought (thank you Sam, the mastermind behind my color scheme), creativity, and work into them so I hope that you all like them enough to share this post with your friends and family. It could also be a pretty awesome Super Saturday project…just sayin’.