12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New YearTradition holds that Christmas is a Season of joys celebrated beginning on December 25th and continuing to January 6th - the Epiphany, as it is called, when the three Magi found the young child Jesus and presented Him with their gifts (Matthew 2:11). When my sons were small we would hold aside a gift to give them on Little Christmas when we would then move the Magi figures close to the manger in the Creche and recite the rest of the Nativity story recorded by Matthew.  This little shared memory reminds me that the joys of Christmas do carry on into the New Year and that it's never too late to give and receive the most precious gifts.  May all the blessings of Christmas - peace, hope, love, and joy - be yours throughout the coming New Year!