Friday, July 3, 2009

Come Home to Comfort!

What does coming home to comfort mean to you? Especially at the holidays, it's important to have comfortable and comforting things to welcome us home. Is it a sweet little holiday vignette, representing the innocence and joy of childhood?

Or is it the anticipation of the arrival of Santa, with all his good tidings and joy?

Or, is it a little deeper than all that? If you have asked Jesus into your heart and are a Christian, then it has to be the joy of celebrating the birth of our precious Saviour, Jesus Christ. I have several nativity sets and love to scatter them around the house during the holidays. I even have one that stays up all year round, just to remind me that, although coming home to comfort is important on this Earth, the home that I'm going to in Eternity is more than's with Jesus!

I like to have a theme for my Christmas celebrations, and this year it is "Come Home to Comfort". I borrowed this from the cover of the July issue of Country Living magazine. Having a theme for a holiday may seem a little silly or over the top to you, but honestly, it makes me a little more focused and actually makes shopping easier-everything needs to fit into the theme! Some past themes I've used include "An old fashioned country Christmas" and one similar in spirit to this year's theme "Comfort and Joy".
Think about what Christmas is to you and consider using a theme for your decorations, menus and gifts. It makes the holidays cohesive and gives you a goal to work for!
Remember, everything you do to prepare for Christmas in July is one less thing you have to do in December!
Merry, Merry!
PS-I'm not sure why the middle picture is so isn't in real life! Sorry about the quality!

1 comment:

  1. Cathy, thank you for inspiration and comfort this morning. My DH's brother, Larry, lost his six month battle with lung cancer at 4 this morning. We also had to put our son's dog Blackjack to sleep this week. I was up most of the night and just felt overwhelmed with all this. Larry told us about his cancer on Christmas Eve. (he found out the afternoon before) All of a sudden this wonderful season that I love took on a different feel. Now to lose him so quickly and here I am at the start of Christmas in July.

    I was pretty down this morning and then found your wonderful post to remind me of the things that are important in life and that assure us of eternal life. I love the idea of a theme for Christmas and I am going to think about an appropriate one for us to start this year. Thank you for your inspiration.


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I love to cook, decorate, entertain and plan the holidays. I'm wife to one handsome man and mom to three handsome boys, I love God, my family and my country. I'm the one at the small town parade waving the American flag!! Almost all the holidays are celebrated at our house, and we like it that way!!