It is an amazing thought that the God of the universe would consider that we (humanity) would be worthy of saving from eternal destruction. It is even more amazing to realize that to accomplish the task, He would become human, and thus be able to relate to our struggles in a sin filled world. We celebrate the story of His coming at this time of year, but the redemptive story began in the scriptures shortly after man sought to be God and took from the tree and ate. We have worked hard to pass on the story to the kids (Deut 6:7), and see glimpses of understanding. We must pass on the stories of truth to them as well as the students, work mates, associates, neighbors, etc. Most people appreciate a good story. We endeavour to be better at it.
This is one of the family traditions we wanted to continue - decorating the tree together, each with their favorite ornament. It went off pretty well.