Christmas is a Time of Family Belonging

Story by: Jacob Brewer

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Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, but for some it’s just a day of giving presents and seeing their loved ones. This cheery holiday has drifted away from its created intent from many people around the globe, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

While Christmas may have kept its name throughout the many years it has been celebrated, it has certainly not kept all of its traditions. Christian or not, many people see the most important traditions of Christmas as having a big tree, warm food, and bringing close family and friends together.

Christmas has become a time of joy among all people no matter their religion and while this may not be what the purpose of Christmas, there’s no reason that people can’t celebrate it. Christmas is something that holds people together no matter if you’re Christian or not, and it should be celebrated however you want to celebrate it. Because at the end of the day, bringing people together is one of, if not the most, important part of Christmas.

Families that are separated don’t get very many opportunities to travel long and far to share stories, love, and gifts. But this “New Way” of Christmas gives loved ones a reason to all come together.

So this Christmas, try not to only celebrate the holiday, but celebrate your loved ones and be thankful that we have this great holiday to bring us together.