At home we are not extravagant but we get into the spirit as well. This morning I took time to notice some of the decorations my wife has been putting up. She filled a glass bowl with pine cones from the tree outside with several of the burned out Christmas lights mixed in for a little color. A new wreath hangs on our door (mostly red - my favorite color), and a poinsettia plant is peaking out of a large vase in the entryway. Mistletoe hangs from the entryway light, and pine boughs cover the edges of bookshelves and music cabinets. A small village of Christmas themed objects grace the top of the bookshelf, and a Santa Clause figure joins a menorah and a glass jar of Christmas ornaments on one of the decorative shelves in the living room. I am sure I will see more things set up as the season progresses. Why do we do these things? Well, it seems to me that decorating our homes with Christmas paraphernalia is one of the ways we express the
this season brings to our hearts.