‘Tis the season! For the next 12 days I will share with you my holiday thoughts and good cheer. Today’s thought is around Christmas or other holiday traditions. Putting lights on the house, setting up a tree, opening presents on Christmas day —all fairly standard customs. I like starting my own family traditions so here are two of my favorites; feel free to share your own!
- On Christmas Eve, each member of my family takes turns being interviewed. We set up the video camera and three of us ask the chosen candidate all sorts of questions. Who are your friends? What do you want to be when you grow up? Tell us about your favorite adventure that you had this year? Weve been doing this since my kids were very little. The questions they ask are almost as entertaining as the answers they give!
- Another Christmas Eve custom we have is to open one present. I remember getting to do this when I was a kid, but I’ve put a new, somewhat less exciting, spin on it. The gift is always Pjs. The reason I like doing this is so that everyone can have new, clean pajamas to sleep in and they look great for all the pictures Christmas morning 🙂