Give and Prepare
Some people may say receiving gifts is a way of experiencing joy. However, I find that giving gifts is also a good way to experience joy. Last Christmas my sister Susannah wanted a Kavu bag. I looked all around for the perfect size and color. On Christmas day her face was priceless.
This Christmas we may get ready by setting up the tree, visiting Santa, or shopping for the perfect gift. While doing this, we also need to prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. He is the source of our joy.