If you’ve been following The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas series, you know that, although it’s mostly overlooked in our culture, Christmas Day is the beginning, not the end, of the Christmas season! Our family chooses to recognize the traditional twelve days. We’ve found that observing Advent in the days leading up to Christmas, and then celebrating Christmas for twelve days instead of one, gives us a real opportunity to slow down, immerse our family in, and focus on, what God has done and is doing all year long!
I’ve shared some background on Epiphany and how our family usually celebrates before. Depending on how the calendar falls in a particular year and what else is going on in our lives, some years we’re able to get a bit more elaborate and some we’re not. This year, we’re keeping it simple and low-key.