The big day is here. It’s time to count down to Christmas Day, the arrival of Santa, the observance of the arrival of Jesus as an infant into this world.

I look forward to the calm of Christmas Eve Mass with my children and family, to a casual dinner at my parents’ home and my children’s preparations for Christmas. They still enjoy family traditions we hold dear, and for that, I am grateful.

With that, I wish you all a blessed and Merry Christmas. Enjoy your celebrations and be safe, especially with the anticipation of a white Christmas in Schuylkill County! Hug your loved ones and cherish the opportunities to share memories and make new ones.

I will return to blogging with the New Year, so I also send Happy New Year greetings to all. Thank you for reading!