Christmas Garbage?!? :-/

Let’s talk about Christmas cards. I just about know that there could be some who get their feelings hurt. Just know that I’m not meaning to, I truly am discombobulated. I’m going to admit to something here, and I can bet I’m not alone! I might be the only one crazy enough to say it, but surely there are others who feel the same! Family Christmas cards make me uncomfortable!! There, I’ve said it!! I feel relieved and uneasy all at the same time.

Every year I get beautiful Christmas cards with pictures of people’s children on them. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy looking at them! God knows I do LOVE children! However, what in the world are you supposed to do with the lovely pictures when Christmas is all said and done?!?

I mean, I suppose if it’s someone I’m really close to, I could frame the picture and display it proudly all year round. If it’s someone I hardly know, though, I gotta tell you….I’m not going to keep the card. That, in itself, causes me Christmas heartache! There’s just something that feels SOO wrong about tossing a picture of a child in the trash! It makes me feel as if I need to repent! But it’s one of those cases where if I DO need to repent, I’d rather get forgiveness than permission! Because when the Christmas decorations come down, the cards go in the garbage.

I may never get a Christmas card from any of you again, but I hope that’s not the case! I seriously enjoy seeing y’all’s smiling faces, donning your Christmas attire, sometimes sitting in Santa’s lap, or doing crazy things! Just know that if you’re in my home next Christmas, and you didn’t send out cards that year, you won’t be seeing your previous year’s Christmas card on the mantle. But just remember!!! Christaay throw you and/or your loved ones in the trash, but God will never toss you aside! 🙂

For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, 39 or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us. Romans 8:38-39

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