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I would have said, if someone had asked me a few years ago, that we had many Christmas family traditions when we were small. It wasn’t until our first Christmas with the children and my insistence on doing things a certain way that I realised that we actually had a lot of family traditions I wanted to continue. So far we:
Always open stockings first in the morning. We get together on our bed and everyone just rips into their gifts. It’s the only time of the day when they get to just go for it without me fussing about paper!
Always have a big cooked breakfast. Lunch tends not to be until 2 or 3pm so we need something to sustain us.
We are also, slowly, building our own traditions which are just for our little family. It’s a bit hit and miss so far (as this is only the third Christmas together). So far we:
Have an Elf come and live with us until Christmas Eve. Last year she was a naughty elf. However that caused so much upset and worry, that this year she is a good elf only! In fact we have decided to try using her as a Kindness Elf which I think is a lovely idea!
Visit Santa Claus at Willows Activity Farm – it’s a whole day out and such great value for money.
Watch the Muppets Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve – literally my favourite film ever.
Have presents wrapped in colours for each person. This is really just for organisational purposes for me. It makes it so much easier when trying to figure out which present belongs to which person.
We’d love to know what Christmas traditions you have that you hold dear. Or any that you had as children that you have discarded now you are an adult!
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