The Duggars look like they’re already well on their way to having a very merry Christmas.
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The whole gang of 28, including parents, all 19 kids, spouses, a baby bump and more, gathered to shoot their annual Christmas card, and the result is awkward and adorable in that classic Duggar way.
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Jill is there with her hubby, Derick Dillard, and her ever-growing baby bump. And in the bottom left corner are Jessa and new husband Ben, who, as the internet knows, can’t keep their lips off of each other, posing adorably with their cheeks smushed together.
The words “Happy Birthday Jesus” are spread across the top, and “Merry Christmas from the Duggar Family” is written across the bottom, with the “Christ” part of “Christmas” in all caps, of course.
And of course, the Christmas card for the conservative Christian family contains a Christmas-themed Bible verse as well: “‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.’ — Isaiah 9:6.”
It should come as no surprise that the whole Duggar family goes all-out for Christmas. During last year’s holiday season, Michelle, the matriarch of the brood, revealed some of the family’s treasured traditions in a blog post for TLC.
“I think we do it a bit different in our family,” she wrote. “Early in our marriage, Jim Bob and I really wanted to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. And so, we didn’t focus on Santa. We kept that idea out of the whole celebration, we explained to the children who Santa Claus was historically, but focused on his good deeds and his ministering to children.”
Michelle continued, “It’s an exciting time. We decorate. It’s a big birthday party for Jesus. We make banners and put them all around the house and put out our nativity scene… We have fun decorating and baking and doing all that, too, but I hope and pray that my children know that when they come out of our home and start their own homes that the central focus truly was the birth of Christ and how he set the example giving his life, how we in turn should be truly grateful for what Christ gave. And as we in turn give from our hearts the joy that God has given us, giving to others is really what I would hope that my children come away with as the focus of celebrating the Christmas season.”