Although many of us get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday some choose to keep it simple. I find that our differences is what keeps us interesting to each other. I have a friend that I haven't seen in years, we went to high school together. He has since moved to Hawaii to live and enjoys the island life there. He is an avid fisherman and I often look through his photos and dream of being there! My mom lived in Hawaii for years too and we loved visiting her!
When I asked him how they celebrated Christmas on the Island he said this:
Laurie and I don't do the big gift exchange thing at Christmas. We like to give gifts throughout the year and it takes a lot of pressure off of both of us. On Christmas morning, we go to the ocean and place flowers in the sea in memory and honor those loved ones that have passed on.Celebrating the birth of Christ ...
I love the simplicity in his answer and in his celebration, it is simply powerful! Celebrating the birth of the Lord and honoring the loved ones passed. Thank you Tom for sharing that with us.