The true spirit of Christmas is a wonderful way to make everything more beautiful. Christmas is a very special moment in the Christian world. The twelve festive days start on Christmas Eve until the New Year's Epiphany which falls on January 6th. However, starting in November, the spirit of Christmas is felt and seen everywhere with its wonderful gift traditions, beautiful Christmas carols, Nativity scenes, Christmas trees and garlands. Celebrate their beloved traditions and Christmas customs with the ones they love. It's a moment of happiness and excitement for everyone, especially for children who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus (Santa Claus).
THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS – THE BIRTH OF JESUS
The Christmas story, however, has divine origins that mark the Christian era with the birth of Christ. Jesus is the "light of the world". Through him we find the light of love, peace, happiness, hope and true Christmas spirit.
God has given us the gift of His only begotten Son and salvation so that we may inherit the Kingdom of God. Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, born in a humble stable in Bethlehem during this first Christmas more than 2,000 years ago, surrounded by farm animals and shepherds. In Luke 2:11, the Angel told the shepherds, "For he was born to you today in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord. Christmas to honor the birth of Jesus and to hear the Voice of God
In the heart, we recognize that there is something more in this life and beyond, that alone God can satisfy: it brings comfort, comfort, strength, inspiration and connection to something much greater than we could ever have imagined. Faith in God and Jesus manifests a Christian spirit in everything we do.
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
Comfort and Joy is an expression related to Christmas, facing hardships, sorrow and pain in their earthly life So Christmas is a time to understand the true spirit of "better to give than to receive" because the gifts of the heart are part of the true spirit. Christmas.
A generous and generous heart, filled with compassion to be a way of life. We live the vision of God and we follow the footsteps of Jesus giving generously to the less fortunate in all possible ways, without asking for reward. The joy you give to others is your joy.
GIVING A GIFT
It's hard to imagine celebrating Christmas without giving gifts to family, friends and charities. Gift giving also expresses the true spirit of Christmas as special symbolic expressions of love, respect, gratitude, friendship and charity.
God gave the wonderful gift of Jesus Christ to mankind. The three wise men from the east followed the star of Bethlehem to find the newborn king. They bowed before him to recognize his divinity and brave the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Santa symbolizes this spirit of giving and we identify him with Saint Nicholas with his good deeds and charitable gifts.
A grateful heart
A grateful heart strengthens the soul. "Be thankful to him and bless his name, for the Lord is good, his mercy is eternal and his truth lasts for all generations." (Psalm 100: 4-5) A grateful heart will reap a bountiful harvest in God's blessings. Christmas is a time to be grateful for what we have and say, "God bless everyone."
Christmas carols, with their comforting spirit of messages of praise and Christmas joy, make everyone feel Christmas and have a special place in the hearts of young people. and not so young. From the religious to the profane, they express the joyous and joyful sounds of all that Christmas represents. They are sung in the church and at home with their family and friends, go door-to-door in small groups or, on the street, spread the spirit of Christmas and raise funds for charities.
Some of the most beautiful and beloved religious, such as Silent Night, O Holy Night, Away in a Manger, Oh Come All Ye Faith, Hark The Herald Angels, The First Noel and Little Drummer Boy are songs of praise for the birth of Jesus. Old-fashioned Christmas carols like Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman have spread their Christmas spirit with their wonderful warmth.
THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE FAMILY
Christmas has certainly always focused on family ties as they gather on Christmas Day to celebrate the rich Christmas customs and traditions.
On the beautifully decorated Christmas table, there may be traditional roast meats such as turkey, duck or goose, ham and appetizing side dishes such as seasonal vegetables and salads. There may be traditional Christmas pudding, mouth-watering desserts and Christmas cookies. The festive Christmas table will not fail to please us, as we celebrate the true spirit of Christmas, on this special day, the birth of our beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.