Keli Gwyn
Christmas Wishes

Only four days until Christmas!

Only two days until our college daughter gets to come home.

Gwynly and I are excited that our gal gets December 23-25 off work and will be able to spend those three days with us. It doesn’t feel like Christmas without her. She’s one of those people so into Christmas she starts singing carols in November and wants the tree up with the gifts under it the weekend after Thanksgiving, which it was.

We wrap our gifts in drawstring bags made of colorful Christmas fabrics. Makes wrapping a clean-up a breeze.

One of our favorite traditions is putting out the German Christmas decorations we bought when we lived in Germany or made subsequent visits. I love the Holy Family figures, which we bought from the woodcarver in the town of Oberammergau where the famous Passion Play is held every ten years.

Some of our traditional German Christmas decorations.

Another tradition we look forward to is our candlelight Christmas Eve service. I love the hushed air of expectancy when the lights are extinguished, the glow of candles fills the sanctuary, and we sing Silent Night. That’s what Christmas is all about. Remembering the best gift ever given, God’s own Son come to earth to live among us in preparation for His incredible sacrifice on our behalf.

I’m looking forward to focusing on my family for a few days and am taking a blogging break. I’ll resume my posts on January 2nd.

I wish you a blessed celebration of Christmas.

Keli Gwyn

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