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The True Meaning Of Christmas - Vintage
The True Meaning Of Christmas - Vintage

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Kreative Karma

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This is the beginning of the "True Meaning of Christmas" story for the challenges that are coming up. This is challenge 1 of 9! By the end of the the 9 weeks, we will have made a wonderful album about the true meaning of Christmas and what the Christmas symbols mean in the bible.


Journaling reads:


Late one Christmas Eve, I sank back, tired but content, into my easy chair. The kids were in bed, the gifts were wrapped, the milk and cookies waited by the fireplace for Santa. As I sat back admiring the tree with its decorations, I couldn't help feeling that something important was missing. It wasn't long before the tiny twinkling tree lights lulled me to sleep.


I don't know how long I slept, but all of a sudden I knew that I wasn't alone. I opened my eyes, and you can imagine my surprise when I saw Santa Claus himself standing next to my Christmas tree. He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot just as the poem described him, but he was not the "jolly old elf" of Christmas legend. The man who stood before me looked sad and disappointed, and there were tears in his eyes.


"Santa, what's wrong?" I asked, "Why are you crying?"


"It's the children," Santa replied sadly.


"But Santa, the children love you," I said.


"Oh, I know they love me, and they love the gifts I bring them," Santa said, "but the children of today seem to have somehow missed out on the true spirit of Christmas. It's not their fault. It's just that the adults, many of them not having been taught themselves, have forgotten to teach the children."


"Teach them what?" I asked.


Santa's kind old face became soft, more gentle. His eyes began to shine with something more than tears. He spoke softly. "Teach the children the true meaning of Christmas. Teach them that the part of Christmas we can see, hear, and touch is much more than meets the eye. Teach them the symbolism behind the customs and traditions of Christmas which we now observe. Teach them what it is they truly represent."


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This layout was created with the "True Meaning of Christmas" mini kit that is available for a limited time for free in the shop, you can also find a link on the blog.
Date: October 15, 2008 Views: 1,377 Filesize: 150.4kb, 377.6kb Dimensions: 1000 x 1000
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scrapperqueen
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October 15, 2008 9:41pm

this is beautiful
JackieAnn
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October 16, 2008 1:32am

wowzers...I should have waited so I could use this kit....LOVE it~!

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October 16, 2008 7:02am

Oh that kit is to delicious!! AWESOME!
jaz
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October 19, 2008 8:23pm

Great story.touches my heart.

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DanaScraps43
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October 19, 2008 8:38pm

what a great story. So glad that I found you guys or I would never have had the opportunity to know about this amazing story and wonderful challenge. Thanks so much.

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