We had a tradition where everyone had the same crocheted stocking with our names and year of birth on them. My siblings and I have them, the twins got theirs, then the lady died and so did the tradition - little man has a plain green stocking.
We always let the boys open 1 gift the night before - but we get to choose. It's not the same thing each year.
We go to the in-laws for breakfast - but I've been protesting that tradition for years. I understand it's a special meal she only makes once a year, but I like the kids to be able to relax and open their presents without being rushed.
I've made a tradition of going to see the lights in Mcadenville NC. The whole town decorates and people come from miles around to see it. If you are in the area and have never been you are missing out. I pack hot chocolate and cookies in the car and we drive thru at least twice.
But that is it. All I have. I am looking for some traditions to start. Jolly Mom has some great ones and asked for ours, but I'm stumped. What traditions do you have that I can steal?
Tradition: sit with husband in a room lit only by tree lights and remember that our blessings outnumber the lights. Happy Christmas to all. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon,