Holiday Traditions

2 Dec

In the past our Holidays have always been filled with travelling between families and spending time at others homes. We have decided to start a new tradition as a family. We started a little last year but our busy boy was still quite small and was not aware of Christmas being any different from any other day!

We want to start a tradition where our children wake up in their own home every Christmas morning, eager to see if Santa made it to their house. One filled with snuggles in the bed when it’s still too early to really get up and peek under the tree, staying in our comfy pj’s, opening gifts and playing.

It is important to us that we focus on what our needs are as a family and what works best for us. No stress, no worries, no running around.

Christmas Eve this year will be spent with my husband, our busy but cute tot and the little girl inside me who seems to kick and move non-stop these days 🙂 My mom has mentioned that she may join us for the evening as well. The plan is for quiet dinner, snuggles in pj’s, possibly a family Christmas movie and then off to bed for D as mommy and daddy prepare for everything under the tree.

With a child who thinks 4:45a.m. is the new wake up time since the time change I am sure we will be up Christmas morning bright and early and ready to celebrate the day together. My in-laws will be joining us Christmas morning to share in the joy of watching D open up gifts and look of joy when he discovers new things.

I remember as a child spending every Christmas morning at home, with my family. Grandparents would come for visits, we would enjoy time together and relax.

What are some of your holiday traditions? Do you travel or stay close to home? Whatever you chose to do remember to pause and enjoy it.Breathe it all in!

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2 Responses to “Holiday Traditions”

  1. Joy December 3, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    I just did a post on this topic, too! The number one priority is stress free!!

    • namastemommy December 7, 2011 at 1:25 am #

      I completely agree! Sometimes easier said than done though…for me anyways!

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