Christmas is my absolute most favorite time of the year. I love everything about it… I play Christmas songs (starting the day after Thanksgiving), I shop, I decorate, I bake.. (ask the girls here, they remember last year ha ha). It just really is a magical time.
Growing up, I remember I was so excited on Christmas Eve, I couldn’t stand it, and I would literally wake my parents up every hour after 1:00am, asking if we could get up to open presents yet. They’d always say, a few more hours…. but I think Santa filled your stocking, you can open that! I tell you what, that was the smartest idea in the world… I got to open some presents, and they got to sleep for a few more hours!
When I had kids, my husband and I decided to go with the same Christmas Eve stocking tradition, it brought back memories from when I was a kid, and they always look forward to being able to run into the living room and see if their stocking had been filled yet. I usually wake up and hear them talking in excited voices, comparing their little gifts with each other.
Holiday traditions are such a great thing to implement in your family, and share with them something meaningful and special.
Do you have any holiday traditions?