Each Christmas Eve, my family gathers at our place for a buffet meal, Christmas carols, and a time to reflect on the birth of Jesus. When the grandchildren were quite small, we began to have a Happy Birthday, Jesus cake with candles! It helped the little ones get the concept of Christmas. They love singing ♫ Happy Birthday ♪ and blowing out the candles.
As the grandchildren grew, I decided one year to abandon the cake, thinking that they might find it silly, but when Jenna, a teenager, heard about THAT plan, she was horrified and exclaimed, "Oh, Grandma! You HAVE to have the Happy Birthday, Jesus cake! IT'S TRADITION!"
Of course we had the cake. And, this favorite tradition continues. Here's a picture from the internet that looks similar to our birthday cake.
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