Sunday, December 25, 2016
The First Christmas
No matter how people choose to celebrate Christmas—or not—it is a holiday celebrated around the world in commemoration of a first event. Though the original day upon which this holiday is designated was likely not in the cold, stark middle of winter, this is the day in which it is now customarily celebrated.
In whatever way your family chooses to commemorate that day, may it be filled with warm regards for those close to you, yet never forgetting the memory of those who are no longer here to be as close as we wished.
From our home to yours, may it be a blessed Christmas!
Above: "Adoration of the Shepherds," 1622 oil on canvas by Dutch artist Gerard van Honthorst; courtesy Wikipedia; in the public domain.