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Our desire as a family has always been to keep Christmas centered around Christ. In order to do that my husband and I along with our extended family sought to create traditions that are fun and can be passed on to our generations.
There are three traditions that the Beed family holds dear. The first is the exchanging of Christmas ornaments. Each year our children have received new ornaments. When they married they received their ornaments as one of their wedding gifts. They now share the tradition with their children.
Christmas for our family also brings out the competitive side of us as we throw down at the annual family cook off.
The third tradition is one I absolutely feel blessed to have. Due to the growth of our family via marriage, getting together for holidays is very strategic. In order to relieve some of the pressure, my grandchildren move in with us the night before Christmas Eve. We all have new pajamas, bake, play games and snack out while watching movies. Before the drift off we read the story of the Nativity to them and encourage them to ask any questions they have about Christ or share their thoughts.
On Christmas Eve morning they get up and open their presents with us. We have brunch then do whatever comes to mind before they go off with their parents later that evening.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Linda Beed is an author, educator, speaker and Children’s minister. She earned her Master of Theology (Magna Cum Laude) and Doctorate of Religious Education from A. L. Hardy Academy of Theology where she is now faculty emeritus.
Her zest for supporting the arts has been displayed through not only her own writing, but also as Co-Chair for the Faith Based Arts Conference and as Co-Coordinator for the African American panels and workshops for the 2006 and 2007 Romantic Times Convention. She has taught workshops at the Romance Slam Jam.
As founder of On Assignment Reviews she is sought out by industry professionals to provide pre and post publication reviews for a wide range of authors. In addition to co-moderating the online writing group BWChristianLit and supporting its sister blog BWChristianLit, Dr. Beed is book review editor for KDGospel Media Magazine and is a monthly columnist for Shades of Romance Online Magazine. She is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Seattle chapter of the Professional Women of Color Network and Blacks in Government.
Her debut novel, Business Unusual has been described as “Christian fiction in its purest form.” The novel has been endorsed by literary notables Jacquelin Thomas and Stacy Hawkins Adams as well as Dr. Myles Munroe, President/Founder and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International. It was also a Good Girls Online Book Club Book of the Month.
To schedule speaking engagements, book signings, online/telephone conference contact Dr. Beed online at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 206 725-98477
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