Find your personal holiday aesthetic

tree-pictureAnd you will have joy and gladness and many will rejoice at His birth. Luke 1:14

Materialism-driven events like Black Friday make an ascetic approach to the holidays look like a good option. But before jumping into a complete purge of the material and secular, consider engaging in a gentle edit instead. What makes you rejoice at His birth? What makes Christmas beautiful to you? What makes this season meaningful? What beauties of the season truly inspire? What gatherings, events, music, decorations, foods, etc. make this time feel like authentic celebration? Keep the good stuff, even if your good stuff seems quirky or kitchy to somebody else, find your own holiday aesthetic and rejoice with it!

Lord Jesus, Your birth is worth celebrating in a big way!