I realize Christmas is still 45 days away, but I must admit with the first sighting of snow today I'm starting to get in the mood. Now that doesn't mean I'm ready to decorate my house, but I have surfed the radio stations a few times looking for a good Christmas song as I love Christmas music.
Any way, I thought in the days leading up to and after Christmas, I would share some of my favorite family Christmas traditions with all of you. Some have been passed down to me by generations before me and others are ones that we started right here at the pigpen.
Christmas pajamas are tradition #1.
I don't know where I got this idea, but every year since Big Sissy's first Christmas I have bought the kids a new pair of Christmas pajamas for them to wear on Christmas Eve. They love putting on their new pajamas on Christmas Eve and, selfishly, it ensures that the kids looks pretty good in their Christmas morning pictures. (Their hair can often be another topic, but at least they are dressed in something that matches as opposed to some of Big Sissy and Bubby's random pajama concoctions.)
I try to coordinate the pajamas as much as I can, but this is getting harder and harder with Big Sissy getting older. (I can't believe she is 9.)
Today I stopped by Gymboree as I had a return to make and it must have been meant to be as they were having a sale on their Christmas pajamas. I was able to pick up a pair of coordinating pajamas for Big Sissy, Bubby, and Little Sissy for $12.99 each. The icing on the cake was I still got a refund after I purchased all 3 pairs of pajamas and made my return.
Now I can't wait to give them their new pajamas on Christmas Eve and capture their smiling and happy faces on Christmas morning.
What Christmas traditions does your family have?