Catholic Christmas cards and more! We leave our cool Christmas stuff up all year - remember that Catholic Christmas items like ornaments, advent calendars and Nativity sets make great wedding gifts, etc. all year long!
"Joy is the true gift of Christmas, not expensive presents that demand time and money. We can transmit this joy simply: with a smile, with a kind gesture, with some small help, with forgiveness. Let us give this joy and the joy given will be returned to us." ---Pope Benedict VXI, Homily at Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2005
The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. During this season, we celebrate the birth of Christ and reflect on the meaning of his gift of salvation.
The Christmas tree and the Nativity scene are popular symbols of the season and a tradition in many Christian homes. It is also traditional to exchange Christmas gifts with family and friends as a way to honor God the Father's gift of his only son to the world.