How do you celebrate Advent and Christmas?

Whether a family tradition from generations past, food, songs and prayers from your cultural heritage, or a Christmas carol that carries a special meaning to you, everyone has a story.
Share a short story or description of how you prepare to receive the perfect gift of Jesus. Feel free to submit photos as well!
Some submissions will be shared on and by the Archdiocese of Washington on social media so others can experience the joy of God’s love expressed in your celebrations.

Please limit your stories to 300 words. Submissions may still be edited for length.