I’m a big fan of family traditions at Christmas. No matter what they are, we all have our own. It’s the little traditions you remember as you grow up and carry them on over the years. Putting your own twist on old traditions along the way. One of my favourite traditions is the “Christmas Calm”
When the festive season has been busy and sometimes stressful with decorating, planning and catering. Getting the gifts just right and wrapped so. Cards written and posted on time. After all thats done and it all starts to come together and you can finally take a moment. I love that moment. Our moment happens on Christmas Eve, when all the prep for the festive season is slowing down. Its nice to stop and take it in. All the gifts beautifully wrapped under the tree and theres no more running around to do. I love nothing more than my family coming together at this time of year.
Most families have their own traditions. Something with symbolic meaning or special significance. We have many traditions we love throughout this festive time of year. Like how the kids decorate the tree then I sneakily rearrange the decorations when they are in bed. (I know, I really shouldn’t but my need for the perfect tree just gets the better of me.) We visit family and friends, make cookies and gingerbread men or should I say we attempt to. And like most people we spend time with those closest to our hearts. We light candles and share fond memories of our loved ones not able to be with us at this time of year.
But then theres my favourite tradition of them all. My Christmas Calm. On the eve when we all come together in the evening for the kids to unwrap just one gift each. Even though we all know that the gift is always a set of new pyjamas. There’s still that excitement every time they open them. Then we come together as a family, with the sofa as our meeting place. Fleecy blankets, new pyjamas and our favourite christmas movies. The best part that really makes me smile is when I see my boys with their own little traditions. That have become part of our family traditions. Like the jar of marshmallows for dunking into their hot chocolate because apparently there can never be too many mallows in hot chocolate.
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