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What Happened to the True Meaning of Christmas

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what happened to all the beautiful nativity scenes we use to get on Christmas cards now we just get happy holidays which is very dull

mmokane24
over a year ago
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Lynibis

Don't get me started, already had a rant on here. We are meant to be a Christian country but are not allowed to openly follow our own faith without others being offended. And yet we bend over backwards to accommodate faiths of others.

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AlexS

Well I am Christian and can tell you that the trend around is cards with puppies or other sorts regarding faith,so I guess stick with what you like and what you believe

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PhilipMarc

Happy Holidays happened.

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Chelsea0121

I'm a christian believer and have my views on what christmas is about but not judging others on their beliefs or want to stick my religion onto anyone I believe each to their own

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AgnesFaludi

Everything is changing....now it is an sms message or an email...

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sunny101

This thread seems very appropriate to my circumstances at the moment. I am re-purposing what was a handmade Nativity Stable into Santa's Grotto. Because we, as a nation, try to respect all faiths our own loses a little bit more of it's identity each year.

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Lynibis

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I have just bought a beautiful gold coloured ornament with the letters PEACE in relief. In front of the letters there is the nativity scene in little ornaments. I will proudly have this on display as it represents Christmas and it's meaning. It is first and foremost a Christian festival and I will celebrate it as such.

I have no problem at all with other religions celebrating their own festivals and beliefs as long as I can be true to mine without prejudice, especially in my own country. I wish I knew how to do a picture, I will give it a go later!

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Lynibis

Wow, it worked. Aren't I the clever one lol! No excuse for not posting pics now, there will be no stopping me!

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sunny101

Lynibis Take the pic on your phone then hit the camera icon below to upload it here. I will do the same so you see that it works. Sad times from the option left to the Grotty......

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sunny101

angemski OMW! I am having a Tena moment. I am encouraging you to upload a pic and I can't seem to get my own ducks in a row. Hilarious. Well done, you.

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Lynibis

Ha ha angemski at least I got mine the right way up! 😂

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sunny101

Lynibis 😂 Makes no difference which way up they are........ still bordering on grotty. Well done on the pics - we've created a monster........

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Janhrrs

Once again Lynibis you have put my feelings into words, lol. I love the ornament, it's beautiful. I always put a traditional nativity scene in my window, we bought it in Holland years ago. I'm not overly religious but Christmas and Easter are Christian festivals and I really feel that should be at the heart of the celebrations.

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Lynibis

Janhrrs It makes me sad that so many children don't even know what Christmas and Easter even signify and just see it as a time to receive presents and chocolate.

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Janhrrs

Exactly Lynibis it's the same with the advent calenders. As a child we had traditional advent calenders where you opened a double door on the 24th to a beautiful scene of the nativity not a bigger bit of chocolate. At Easter when my children were younger they used to get roughly 9 Easter eggs each! One year I decided instead of getting them an egg they were each getting an age appropriate Bible. They were happy but other people thought it was really wrong of me (poor little souls only had 8 eggs each!!!). It's all very sad.

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Lynibis

I can remember every child getting a bible at some time in childhood Janhrrs. Either prize giving or Sunday school and grandparents would often give kids a bible. Every person should own one even if they don't believe.

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Pjran

I think Christmas is too commercialised now and despair that parents rack up debt buying their children the latest gadgets. I don’t miss the nativity cards and tend to buy ones that I would like to receive, I absolutely hate cheap envelopes!

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RegularComper90

Christmas actually has nothing to do with Jesus. It's a pagan holiday.

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ACR

If you want to liven up your Nativity at home you could always adopt the Catalonia tradition of adding a Caganer in the background - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12059969 🚾 This may not be for everyone.

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