Archive for December, 2007

Christmas Tree

December 4, 2007

Do you have a Christmas/holiday tree at your house? I do and we enjoy putting it up every year along with the decorations for the season. I think it is an important part of living in a different culture and raising multi cultural kids to participate in such a celebration. It is great that you have lights on Diwali but it my view it is just as important to have decorations/ to mark Christmas.I was telling one of my friends about the tree. She said she did not believe in having a tree in her house. In her opinions Christmas is a religious celebration. So anything related to that like a tree, gifts etc is religious. As a non Christian, that is not the message she wants to give her child. She has explained to her child that they do not celebrate Christmas. What is your opinion? Should non Christians have a tree? Should Santa visit these kids?  Is having a tree following a different religion?