1 December 2019

Traditions of Christmas ~ In Song

    Anyone else love Christmas as much as I do?!

  Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year. Even though we didn't have a lot when I was a child, Mom and Dad always made Christmas a special time. When our own kids were small, there were many years that we didn't have extra money, so we learned to make do with what we had...sometimes saving money by making gifts. When the kids were older we often made our own decorations and wrapping paper, and baked cookies to give away to family and friends. 

  With the Christmas season fast approaching, I thought I'd share some of our family's Christmas traditions, inexpensive crafts, and homemade gift ideas.
Original Christmas Songs


  It wouldn't be Christmas without music, and one of our traditions is to begin playing Christmas carols early in December....although I think it gets earlier every year! If Daniel had his way, we'd be playing Christmas music year round! 

  So to kick off the series, I'm sharing a song I wrote many years ago. This song is a celebration of all our family's Christmas traditions and will give you a few hints of what is to come. A group of young people recorded the song, and I collected various pictures taken over the years, to create this slideshow. The lyrics are below.








Original Christmas Songs
Hanging up the sparkling lights 

around our manger scene,
to show the birth of Jesus 

is what Christmas truly means,
was our tradition every year, 

to give God all the glory.
Songs of Jesus coming retold 

the Christmas story.
~

Gingerbread and candy canes,
cookies baked to give away,
singing carols, Christmas plays,
gifts and going to Grandma’s place.
While some traditions come and go, 

others we hold dear.
We cherish all the memories 

we’ve created through the years.
~




Mom was always first to wake,
 but soon us kids would rouse.
We’d snuggle under blankets, as we gathered all around.
This one tradition never changed, for every Christmas morning,
Dad would take his Bible, and read the Christmas story.
~

Gingerbread and candy canes,
cookies baked to give away,
singing carols, Christmas plays,
gifts and going to Grandma’s place.
While some traditions come and go, others we hold dear.
We cherish all the memories we’ve created through the years.

~

While some traditions come and go, others we hold dear.
We cherish all the memories we've created through the years.



Traditions is also the title of a Christmas CD recorded by Grafted In. Click the links below to listen to the entire CD on my music website, Lyric Devotions:

Traditions

In the Stillness

Such Awesome Love

The Gift My Father Sent

Happy Birthday Dear Jesus

Country School Concert

No Room, No Time

Ponder These Things

He's The King

Good Tidings

Come Lord Jesus

Another Year


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Original Christmas Songs


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