All families do Christmas celebrations differently. Hubby and I’s families traditions were completely different. When we had Austin we had to figure out what it was we were going to do for our family. There was a lot of
arguing talking points back and forth.
Everything was wrapped from Santa where as nothing from Santa was in my family.
His family always went to a Christmas Eve service, I’d never been before we met.
My family always opened one gift on Christmas Eve, his didn’t.
We usually feasted on Christmas Eve too. My dad was a fishermen so there would seafood chowder along with other stuff.
So we combined both to fit our needs and wants.
I will not wrap stocking stuffers. But do wrap the other gifts from Santa. (big deal for me as I am horrible at gift wrapping).
We no longer go to a Christmas Eve service, religion isn’t for us.
Each of the kids open a gift on Christmas Eve, until last year when I did something a little different, something I’ll be doing from now on.
One box with something for each of them. Its a Christmas Eve surprise box.
- A movie
Basically its a box of somethings to do until bedtime. After we stuff ourselves, us foodies must feast! and then, we must lounge area the house waiting for bedtime, waiting for children to calm down enough to sleep so that Santa can came.
Now that I have our first present wrapped, I want to get the rest done and over with. I also want to just give them all to the kids because I know that the girls are going to be so excited and love everything
we Santa got them.
I was also the crazy mother that bought the Frozen bed set (comforter and sheets) on Black Friday. They’ll be getting those Christmas Eve night too, as incentive to go to bed!