To me, it is just using our imagination with our children for just a short time. Mine believed until they were about 7-8. It was a fun time and took nothing whatsoever away from the meaning of Christmas. My children knew and loved baby Jesus and we always honored Him. Our children went to a Christian School and were taught about the birth of Christ there too. (P.S. they believed in the tooth fairy and Easter bunny too) They have taught their children the same.
We are having our mid-week service at church tonight instead of Wednesday. Some people will be traveling on Christmas Eve or doing other things to be ready for the big day. As our Pastor said, it really doesn't matter what day you choose to worship - just do it!
I have a sore mouth! Something I ate has rubbed my gums until they are swollen and infected. Lovely huh? I did get an antibiotic and am rinsing with warm salt water in hopes that I will be able to eat Christmas breakfast at our daughter's house on Christmas morning, and then when we all gather on Sunday to exchange gifts and have a big meal.
We are a sentimental bunch. My oldest daughter and I were talking about who went where, when, etc. She said, 'Harv (her husband) and I have decided we will spend as much time at Christmas and other holidays with our parents as God allows, and when they are gone, we will be the 'old ones' and our children can carry the torch.' I like that!
I have rambled enough this morning. Have a wonderful day.
KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS