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Christmas Traditions

The time of preparation for Christmas. Traditional a time to decorate the house and Christmas tree. A time to buy presents and send cards. In the Church it is a time to prepare hearts and souls for the message of Christmas day.


Advent

The season before Christmas when the preparations are made for the Christmas celebrations. The time when presents are bought, cards sent, decorations put up, the tree trimmed.

The meaning of advent
When does advent start and for how long? 
What do the four Sundays in advent represent?

Decorations

Although for many years frowned upon by the Church decorations became an essential part of the Christmas celebrations. Now it seems that Christmas just isn't the same without them.

Why do we decorate?
The Christmas tree 
Holly
Mistletoe