This morning, my wife sent me a link to a story entitled, “What kids really want for Christmas.” The story couldn’t be more true. It reminded me of what I personally look forward to each year. It isn’t the thought of what gifts I will receive. In fact, my wife and I rarely exchange gifts, especially since we’ve started having kids. What we really look forward to are reliving the memories of our youth. We love to tell and re-tell the memories that come rushing back this time of year. There are dozens of memories – sights, smells, sounds – that keep the Christmas spirit alive and strong. I look forward each Christmas to not only reliving the memories of the past, but ensuring that my children have memories of their own that will keep the Christmas flame burning bright in their hearts.

Whatever keeps the spirit alive in your heart, may all your holidays be bright.